E-mail may well be the most convenient communication tool around, but it’s not without significant peril. Like an important confidential memo left on the copier, e-mail can represent a huge risk. Here are the top five e-mail mistakes and tips on how to avoid each one:
5. Deleting incoming e-mail and expecting it to disappear
Don’t assume that hitting the delete button makes e-mail disappear forever. First, the sender still has a copy. Plus, there’s probably a copy on your organization’s e-mail server, as most businesses regularly back up all files, including e-mail. Finally, nothing on your hard drive is erased permanently until another piece of data is stored on top of the deleted information. Even then, special techniques can retrieve information from hard drives.
4. Sending and receiving personal e-mail from company e-mail systems
There are two problems here. First, your employer probably frowns on this (read your co...(register to read more)