A few times each week I recieve requested guidance in terms of multi forward authored by others while on business time. Since it is an organization e-mail does that mean they no more own it? Because an e-mail is written on business time, will not negate copyright and common courtesy.
In the event you copy the initial sender or ask should it be O.K. before forwarding their e-mail? Ccing doesnt negate seeking permission. E-mails are sent and written to the party where these people were intended, regardless of when or where these are written and are to not be sent to others with no senders permission first. Period or risk the results.
Now, as everyone knows, there ought to be no expectation of privacy online. But that doesnt mean anything goes or that business courtesy is thrown out the window!
You might be putting your company in legal jeopardy in the event you forward beyond the company and you can be putting your reputation like a professional on the line by forwarding internally. In business, copyright issues are much more at play as well as every responsible company needs to have an insurance plan on what can and ought to be forwarded and how via e-mail.
Common courtesy dictates you do not forward minus the original senders knowledge. They might not appreciate the e-mail they wrote to you being sent to those they dont know. Or they mult1forward not mind in any way. So just ask!
Certainly it ought to go without saying that throughout company time the forwarding of shall we say anything questionable content-wise (NSF = Unsafe for Work) or otherwise not business related simply must not be forwarded whatsoever. Save those e-mails to your personal account during personal time.
For more, I actually have a write-up with a bit of extra general forwarding tips that pertain to business and private e-mails alike that you might find helpful: 5 Rules for Forwarding. Why not also have a look at my Copyright Refresher while you are at it?