The Seattle P.I.

At work, all e-mail can be public

Friday, November 16, 2007
Last updated 11:27 a.m. PT

By DAN RICHMAN
P-I REPORTER

By now, most employees have gotten the message: It’s both technically possible and legally permissible for your employer to read e-mail you send or receive at work.

That seems logical. If you’re using an e-mail address ending with your company’s name — a type of e-mail known as POP3 (Post Office Protocol) — the address makes it clear that the company owns the domain name and the server on which the e-mail system resides.

But what about Web-based e-mail, such as Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo Mail?

 

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