What You Should Never Include In A Work E-mail

Posted on March 25, 2007


By Rafik Beekun at the Islamic Workplace blog.

We are often careless when using e-mail at work. Sometimes, we write stuff we should not because we are under stress, or we may communicate personal, confidential information. Unfortunately, in the U.S., all work e-mails remain the property of the company or organization we work for. As U.S. Attorney Alberto Gonzales just found out, all such e-mails are also discoverable in a court of law no matter how many years ago they were sent out. Accordingly, your career may be at risk because of work e-mails sent years before.

In a video interview, an e-mail etiquette expert says there are no personal e-mails at work, and gives tips about what to include and what to leave out of work e-mails. To watch this very important video interview from CNN, please click here.  The video is only about 4 minutes long, and there is a 30 second commercial (advertisement) just before it launches.