Protecting the privacy of your email

I get a lot of mail from people who are concerned about their privacy. One question is: Can other people read my email?

The answer, of course, is yes. If you send mail from work on a company owned computer, you should assume it is being read by others. A good rule of thumb is don't put anything in email that you would not want on the company bulletin board. (And email, as some people have learned, is subject to discovery in a lawsuit.) Company officials have the right to read your mail, scan it for certain keywords or just log it. It's their equipment.

The simple rule is don't put personal stuff on company computers, period. Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 8th February 2006 7:32AM