Several times every week I become requested guidance with regards to multi forward published by others throughout business time. Since it is a business e-mail does that mean they no more own it? Because an e-mail is written on business time, fails to negate copyright and common courtesy.
In case you copy the very first sender and/or ask when it is O.K. before forwarding their e-mail? Ccing doesnt negate asking for permission. E-mails are sent and written towards the party where these were intended, regardless of when or where they are written and are not to be brought to others with no senders permission first. Period or risk the consequences.
Now, as everyone knows, there should be no expectation of privacy online. But that doesnt mean anything goes or that business courtesy is trashed the window!
You might be putting your enterprise in legal jeopardy should you forward outside of the company and you can be putting your reputation as a professional at stake by forwarding internally. In running a business, copyright issues are much more at play as well as every responsible company should have a policy on which can and ought to be forwarded and just how via e-mail.
Common courtesy dictates you do not forward without having the original senders knowledge. They can not appreciate the e-mail they wrote to you being delivered to those they dont know. Or they mult1forward not mind at all. So just ask!
Certainly it must go without stating that while on company time the forwarding of shall we say anything questionable content-wise (NSF = Unsafe for Work) or otherwise business related simply must not be forwarded in any way. Save those e-mails for your personal account throughout personal time.
For additional, I have a post with many extra general forwarding tips that relate to business and personal e-mails alike which you may find helpful: 5 Rules for Forwarding. Why not also have a look at my Copyright Refresher when you are at it?