Many times each week I become requested guidance with regards to multi forward published by others while on business time. Since it is a company e-mail does that mean they not any longer own it? Because an e-mail is written on business time, is not going to negate copyright and common courtesy.
In case you copy the very first sender and ask when it is O.K. before forwarding their e-mail? Ccing doesnt negate seeking permission. E-mails are sent and written on the party where they were intended, irrespective of when or where they are written and they are never to be delivered to others without the senders permission first. Period or risk the effects.
Now, as we know, there ought to be no expectation of privacy online. But that doesnt mean anything goes or that business courtesy is trashed your window!
You may be putting your business in legal jeopardy when you forward outside the company and you might be putting your reputation as a professional at stake by forwarding internally. In operation, copyright issues are a lot more at play and every responsible company should have an insurance plan on which can and should be forwarded and exactly how via e-mail.
Common courtesy dictates you do not forward without having the original senders knowledge. They could not appreciate the e-mail they wrote for your needs being sent to those they dont know. Or they mult1forward not mind by any means. So just ask!
Certainly it will go without proclaiming that during company time the forwarding of shall we simply say anything questionable content-wise (NSF = Unsafe for Work) or perhaps not business related simply ought not to be forwarded in any way. Save those e-mails to your personal account throughout personal time.
For more, I have got articles with some extra general forwarding tips that apply to business and personal e-mails alike that you could find helpful: 5 Rules for Forwarding. Why not also have a look at my Copyright Refresher when you are at it?