The policy defines standards for conducting communications within YOUR COMPANY’s network email system. These standards minimize the potential exposure to YOUR COMPANY from unsolicited email messages and attachments. Damages include the loss of sensitive or company confidential data or intellectual property, damage to public image, damage to critical YOUR COMPANY internal systems, and unintentional employee exposure to inappropriate content or material.
- Sending unsolicited email messages, including sending «junk mail» or other advertising material to individuals who did not specifically request such material (email spam).
- Any form of harassment via email, telephone, or paging, whether through language, frequency, or size of messages.
- Unauthorized use, or forging, of email header information.
- Soliciting email for any other email address, other than that of the poster’s account, with the intent to harass or collect replies.
- Creating or forwarding «chain letters» or «Ponzi» or other «pyramid» schemes of any type.
- Using unsolicited email originating from within YOUR COMPANY’s networks or other Internet/intranet/extranet service providers on behalf of, or to advertise, any service hosted by YOUR COMPANY or connected via YOUR COMPANY’s network.
- Posting the same or similar non-business-related messages to large numbers of Usenet newsgroups (newsgroup spam).
Any employee violating this policy may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.