A few times every week I become requested guidance with regards to multi forward written by others during business time. As it is an organization 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 and ask should it be O.K. before forwarding their e-mail? Ccing doesnt negate asking for permission. E-mails are sent and written towards the party for which these were intended, no matter when or where these are written and they are not to be brought to others minus the senders permission first. Period or risk the consequences.
Now, as we all know, there must be no expectation of privacy online. But that doesnt mean anything goes or that business courtesy is trashed the window!
You may be putting your organization in legal jeopardy when you forward beyond the company and you could be putting your reputation as a professional on the line by forwarding internally. In running a business, copyright issues are more at play and each and every responsible company must have a plan on which can and ought to be forwarded and exactly how via e-mail.
Common courtesy dictates you do not forward without the original senders knowledge. They may not appreciate the e-mail they wrote to you personally being brought to those they dont know. Or they mult1forward not mind by any means. So just ask!
Certainly it should go without saying that while on company time the forwarding of shall we merely say anything questionable content-wise (NSF = Unsafe for Work) or not business related simply ought not to be forwarded whatsoever. Save those e-mails for your personal personal account while on personal time.
For further, I actually have articles with a few extra general forwarding tips that apply to business and personal e-mails alike which you might find helpful: 5 Rules for Forwarding. Why not also check out my Copyright Refresher when you are at it?