Repeatedly weekly I have asked for guidance with regards to multi forward written by others while on business time. As it is an enterprise e-mail does that mean they will no longer own it? Because an e-mail is written on business time, does not negate copyright and common courtesy.
Should you really copy the very first sender or ask should it be O.K. before forwarding their e-mail? Ccing doesnt negate looking for permission. E-mails are sent and written on the party where these were intended, regardless of when or where they can be written and therefore are not to be sent to others minus the senders permission first. Period or risk the results.
Now, as we know, there has to be no expectation of privacy online. But that doesnt mean anything goes or that business courtesy is trashed the window!
You can be putting your business in legal jeopardy if you forward beyond the company and you could be putting your reputation being a professional at stake by forwarding internally. Running a business, copyright issues are much more at play as well as every responsible company must have an insurance policy of what can and should be forwarded and the way via e-mail.
Common courtesy dictates you may not forward without the original senders knowledge. They could not appreciate the e-mail they wrote to you personally being delivered to those they dont know. Or they mult1forward not mind in any way. So just ask!
Certainly it must go without proclaiming that throughout company time the forwarding of shall we simply say anything questionable content-wise (NSF = Not Safe for Work) or otherwise not business related simply should not be forwarded by any means. Save those e-mails for the personal account during personal time.
To get more, I have got articles with many extra general forwarding tips that affect business and personal e-mails alike which you may find helpful: 5 Rules for Forwarding. Why not also check out my Copyright Refresher when you are at it?