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Email - Always Be Careful With It At Work

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#1 harrywaldron


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Posted 06 June 2006 - 08:47 AM

Almost one-third of companies said they've fired an employee in the last 12 months for violating e-mail policies and 52% of the companies said they have disciplined an employee for violating e-mail rules in the past year, according to a survey of 294 U.S. firms with 1,000 or more workers.

Thirty-eight percent of companies said they employ staff to read or analyze outgoing e-mail messages, and that jumps to 44% of companies with 20,000 or more employees, according to the survey, conducted by Forrester Consulting for Proofpoint Inc., which makes anti-spam and e-mail monitoring tools for companies. About half of the companies said they regularly audit outbound e-mail content.

"There are legitimate reasons for companies to monitor e-mail," said Keith Crosley, director of market development at Proofpoint, in Cupertino, Calif. "There is so much risk associated with e-mail. The companies we're talking abut here have records on many thousands of customers. You really need to protect that data. E-mail is one of the least secure systems," he said. "It's very easy to inadvertently reveal massive amounts of customer data."

The message to workers is "don't put anything in e-mails that you wouldn't want the whole world to read," Crosley said. "That would be a difficult ideal to live up to," he said, but, absent that, workers should at least abide by their company's policy for acceptable e-mail use.

CBS Market Watch Article: Be Careful with EMAIL at work

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#2 Dennis H

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Posted 06 June 2006 - 09:19 AM

Isn't there a web service that you pay a monthly fee to that allows you to tap in and use your home computer as if you were sitting right in front of it ??

Would employers be able to pick up on that ??

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Edited by Dennis H, 06 June 2006 - 09:19 AM.

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Posted 06 June 2006 - 10:54 AM

Actually, I think it's a free program by Microsoft called Remote Desktop or something like that, which allows you to access another computer and use it. My mom is a System Information Analysist for Broward County and she uses this software to access her work comptuer from her home laptop.
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