Forget envelopes and paper and write all your business communications on postcards and pop them in the mail.
That’s what you’re doing with email. So, don’t think for a minute that what you’re sending or receiving is in any way private and definitely not confidential and you’ve no guarantee it’s come from the apparent sender either.
Simply put – don’t write anything in an email that you wouldn’t want to see on the front page of a newspaper.
Consider the following two attributes that would be desirable in most communications and remember you have neither with email.
Privacy – Has the email been read by anybody else?
Authenticity – Was the email really sent by this person or company? Has it been altered in any way since it was sent?
There are ways and means to obtain both of the above. As usual, contact us of you require more information but the object of this post is to remind you of the facts so you can consider them as you communicate by email.