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    Re: Who 'owns' a free email account?

    In our AUP in states, "Limited personal use is considered acceptable". We've had a look and the account contains numerous personal emails from countless friends, family members and probably the family dog too. I think the upset is due to them using the account as their own personal one and not exclusively for business use as they were supposed to as set out in our AUP.

    They had plenty of time in the summer holiday after resigning to put things in order. It's just tough we've taken back the account and they've left their dirty laundry on show.

    If it ever did go to court (which is very unlikely) the lawyers for the LEA will have a great time reading out some of the personal emails to the court....

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    Re: Who 'owns' a free email account?

    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy
    If it ever did go to court (which is very unlikely) the lawyers for the LEA will have a great time reading out some of the personal emails to the court....
    Lol, really THAT personal?

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    Re: Who 'owns' a free email account?

    Graphic stuff some of it.

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    Re: Who 'owns' a free email account?

    Hmmmm, to make a proper professional judgement we would have to hear these graphic details so as to be able to judge the whole case on its technical details...... Ermm really........

    Kidding of course, but you do wonder about people not thinking that these things would not be found!

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    Re: Who 'owns' a free email account?

    What are the standards for the e-mail accounts you have created ?
    Is it a personal name or something like that, the staff member would have a good case.
    But if you created the accounts like
    companyname_IT2@WHATEVER.COM

    then i don't know how she intends to prove it is her account.

    and if all the addresses you use are in some kind of order like
    IT1
    IT2
    IT3
    HR1
    HR2

    and so on.

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    Re: Who 'owns' a free email account?

    Quote Originally Posted by paulhyman
    What are the standards for the e-mail accounts you have created ?
    Is it a personal name or something like that, the staff member would have a good case.
    But if you created the accounts like
    companyname_IT2@WHATEVER.COM

    then i don't know how she intends to prove it is her account.

    and if all the addresses you use are in some kind of order like
    IT1
    IT2
    IT3
    HR1
    HR2

    and so on.
    That's the really frustrating thing about all this - we created the account - and the username consists of the school name, an underscore, and the dept the user worked in. D'oh.......some people.

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    Re: Who 'owns' a free email account?

    Quote Originally Posted by TechMonkey
    Hmmmm, to make a proper professional judgement we would have to hear these graphic details...
    Really you don't. I didn't want to read any of it but the boss insisted. Some people never realise that stuff in emails & on the net sticks around forever do they?

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    Re: Who 'owns' a free email account?

    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy
    Really you don't. I didn't want to read any of it but the boss insisted. Some people never realise that stuff in emails & on the net sticks around forever do they?
    Lol. I've had some rather interesting (to say the least) e-mails get caught on the swear filter (so they get sent to me and not the recipient).

    To save embarassment for certain people, I never told them that I'd seen the e-mails.

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    Re: Who 'owns' a free email account?

    lol
    They are wasting the schools time and money as well as their.
    Mind you they probably get legal aid and all the tax payers lose out.

    Well I think the person that said the only people to win will be the lawyers is right.
    They will lose as far as I can see.

    But I am not a law person.

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    Re: Who 'owns' a free email account?

    counter sue

    the member of staff is trying to steal the e-mail account and also trying to pretend to work for the school still.

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    Re: Who 'owns' a free email account?

    all this talk of sueing people you'd think we were living in america

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    Re: Who 'owns' a free email account?

    lol
    that is where i the idea for the last post.

    when thinking about courts you need to think what would an American do !

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    Re: Who 'owns' a free email account?

    Quote Originally Posted by DreddMetal
    all this talk of sueing people you'd think we were living in america
    Yes, the 51st state.

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    Re: Who 'owns' a free email account?

    We're waiting for them to pick all their toys up and put them back in the pram.

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    Re: Who 'owns' a free email account?

    no judge is going to take this seriously he will throw it out of court.

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