Several times every week I recieve requested guidance in relation to multi forward authored by others throughout business time. Because it is an enterprise e-mail does that mean they no more own it? Because an e-mail is written on business time, does not negate copyright and common courtesy.
Should you really copy the first sender or ask when it is O.K. before forwarding their e-mail? Ccing doesnt negate looking for permission. E-mails are sent and written on the party in which they were intended, regardless of when or where they can be written and so are never to be shipped to others without having the senders permission first. Period or risk the results.
Now, we all know, there has to be no expectation of privacy online. But that doesnt mean anything goes or that business courtesy is thrown out the window!
You may be putting your company in legal jeopardy in the event you forward away from company and you can be putting your reputation being a professional on the line by forwarding internally. In running a business, copyright issues are a lot more at play and every responsible company should have a plan of what can and ought to be forwarded and how via e-mail.
Common courtesy dictates you do not forward minus the original senders knowledge. They can not appreciate the e-mail they wrote to you personally being shipped to those they dont know. Or they mult1forward not mind at all. So just ask!
Certainly it must go without praoclaiming that throughout company time the forwarding of shall we simply say anything questionable content-wise (NSF = Unsafe for Work) or otherwise business related simply must not be forwarded whatsoever. Save those e-mails for the personal account while on personal time.
To get more, I actually have a write-up with many extra general forwarding tips that pertain to business and personal e-mails alike which you may find helpful: 5 Rules for Forwarding. Why not also take a look at my Copyright Refresher when you are at it?