Your employer is reading your email – and here’s how they do it

by bledsoe on February 20, 2008

For a while now, I have been curious about email security. In particular, while I've heard from a number of sources that many businesses now routinely monitor their employees' email communications, I've never been clear on the details. Who exactly can read my emails and under what circumstances? And how exactly do they do it?

I was generally unimpressed with the answers I found online. A recent Google search of the phrase "who can read my email" yielded a measly 7 hits, though one of them pointed me to the Cool Solutions Community, one of a number of computer-industry-related blogs maintained by Novell. On this blog was a link to a blog post called "I read your Email," written by Richard Bliss, an established expert in the email industry. Not only that, but after I posted a comment to his blog with a number of questions, Richard actually wrote another post where he answered all my questions and provided additional details.

And not only THAT, but I soon learned that Richard has in fact written a number of other articles on email and internet security, not only from a business perspective but also from a parenting perspective, which is something else I can appreciate.

So thanks go out to Richard for sharing his expertise with us, and I for one will be keeping an eye out for more of his articles and blog posts.

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