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
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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