A few times every week I have requested guidance in relation to multi forward published by others while on business time. As it is an enterprise e-mail does that mean they not any longer own it? Because an e-mail is written on business time, fails to negate copyright and common courtesy.
Should you really copy the initial 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 for the party that these were intended, no matter what when or where these are written and are not to be delivered to others without having the senders permission first. Period or risk the consequences.
Now, as 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 your window!
You may be putting your company in legal jeopardy when you forward outside of the company and you can be putting your reputation as being a professional on the line by forwarding internally. In business, copyright issues are a lot more at play as well as every responsible company should have a policy on which can and really should be forwarded and exactly how via e-mail.
Common courtesy dictates you do not forward with no original senders knowledge. They might not appreciate the e-mail they wrote for your needs being shipped to those they dont know. Or they mult1forward not mind at all. So just ask!
Certainly it ought to go without praoclaiming that during company time the forwarding of shall we say anything questionable content-wise (NSF = Unsafe for Work) or otherwise not business related simply should not be forwarded in any way. Save those e-mails to your personal account throughout personal time.
To get more, I have got a write-up with some extra general forwarding tips that pertain to business and personal e-mails alike that you might find helpful: 5 Rules for Forwarding. Why not also look at my Copyright Refresher when you are at it?