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Can your boss go through your emails?

So, I caught my boss going through my work emails. Is this allowed?

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Asked by Chloesmom1126 at 10:22 AM on Jan. 22, 2011 in Money & Work

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  • Yes it is. Even personal email is subject to be searched. You are using company time and equipment they have the right to look through it.

    Answer by Gnomeofmyheart at 10:23 AM on Jan. 22, 2011

  • yes as long as they are on the work computer anything you do on company time is subject to search, sorry but true

    Answer by cara124 at 10:25 AM on Jan. 22, 2011

  • I guess so if it is on their computers and done on company time.

    Answer by elizabr at 10:26 AM on Jan. 22, 2011

  • Yes. My boss has access to all my activity on the company computer, and even gets a copy of all emails sent through the company-assigned account.


    Answer by Busimommi at 10:52 AM on Jan. 22, 2011

  • ~*Yes*~... Boss can legally go through your work emails... better hope all you were doing on company time was business??? And nothing that is to TMI and can be seen as a liability and get your fired? THEY PAY FOR IT... SO IT IS TECHNICALLY THEIRS, even if it is you using it.. much like a child??? Hmmm

    Answer by MommaClark3 at 10:59 AM on Jan. 22, 2011

  • Yes he is allowed.

    Answer by Snewo at 11:27 AM on Jan. 22, 2011

  • Yes. Check your company network use policy. Company property.

    Answer by Lindita68 at 11:50 AM on Jan. 22, 2011

  • yes they can

    Answer by tammy372011 at 12:43 PM on Jan. 22, 2011

  • yes

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 1:14 PM on Jan. 22, 2011

  • Yes, my boss can't, but if she suspects a problem she can order a corporate email look up

    Answer by Bubbie0809 at 1:30 PM on Jan. 22, 2011

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