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    Re: Who 'owns' a free email account?

    Quote Originally Posted by FN-Greatermanchester
    no judge is going to take this seriously he will throw it out of court.
    We know. All great fun.

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    Re: Who 'owns' a free email account?

    Oh, and there were some photos too...
    ;-)

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    Re: Who 'owns' a free email account?

    Quote Originally Posted by _Bat_
    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.
    I once had emails redirected to me from a member of staff ordering s?x toys from an adult site. At that point I changed the filtering so any offending emails were deleted and sender/recipient notified! I have no wish to have any knowledge of these emails.

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    Re: Who 'owns' a free email account?

    Quote Originally Posted by dancingdruid
    Quote Originally Posted by _Bat_
    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.
    I once had emails redirected to me from a member of staff ordering sex toys from an adult site. At that point I changed the filtering so any offending emails were deleted and sender/recipient notified! I have no wish to have any knowledge of these emails.
    You kidding? I'd love knowing if a certain teacher was into S&M or bought butt-plugs! :P

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    Re: Who 'owns' a free email account?

    I would have thought if you have the password and the 'forgotten password' thingy goes to you and not to her, then surely it is your account?

    BTY: why did you go into her account and not just send her an email warning her that it was to be deleted?

    I have just deleted the ex-head's account - he left 6 months ago - and he has come up and asked why he can't access it as he needs the email addresses on it!
    I am not in the least worried (it is a school easymail so slightly different to your situation) but the new head keeps telling me not to worry!

    It is just good practice to delete email addresses of people who have left. BUT I am going to issue guidelines on email usage and a reminder that the account will be deleted AS SOON AS the person leaves.
    An in-school email would sort out your problem as there can be no argument as to who the email account belong too.
    Good luck - what have your school said?

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    Re: Who 'owns' a free email account?

    Quote Originally Posted by WITCH
    BTY: why did you go into her account and not just send her an email warning her that it was to be deleted?
    I believe it was a free email, e.g. hotmail. Very difficult to delete by yourself. Quite possibly the easiest thing to do is contact hotmail, gmail, yahoo or whoever, tell them of the issue. Ask them if they can disable the account or just delete it etc. as it contains your business name and the person using it is pretending to still work there.

    Then contact the person, tell them you no longer have access to the account and that you have requested it be disabled / deleted as it contains the school name and that it is not appropriate for them to have it.

    Let em deal with M$'s lawyers!

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    Re: Who 'owns' a free email account?

    Quote Originally Posted by WITCH
    I would have thought if you have the password and the 'forgotten password' thingy goes to you and not to her, then surely it is your account?

    BTY: why did you go into her account and not just send her an email warning her that it was to be deleted?

    I have just deleted the ex-head's account - he left 6 months ago - and he has come up and asked why he can't access it as he needs the email addresses on it!
    I am not in the least worried (it is a school easymail so slightly different to your situation) but the new head keeps telling me not to worry!

    It is just good practice to delete email addresses of people who have left. BUT I am going to issue guidelines on email usage and a reminder that the account will be deleted AS SOON AS the person leaves.
    An in-school email would sort out your problem as there can be no argument as to who the email account belong too.
    Good luck - what have your school said?
    Has he been using it for the previous 6 months or did you disable it as soon as he left?

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    Re: Who 'owns' a free email account?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skoggmeiger
    Has he been using it for the previous 6 months or did you disable it as soon as he left?
    That wouldn't matter if it was a school address - it is the school's property, so they can delete it as and when they like.

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    Re: Who 'owns' a free email account?

    He had been using it. I left it live for a bit as I knew he would take ages to get his stuff off it, but I thought he would have done it by now!

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    Re: Who 'owns' a free email account?

    Quote Originally Posted by WITCH
    He had been using it. I left it live for a bit as I knew he would take ages to get his stuff off it, but I thought he would have done it by now!
    Lol, took us 6 months to get our old head to return his laptop - he 'forgot' he still had it....

    8O

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    Re: Who 'owns' a free email account?

    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy
    Quote Originally Posted by WITCH
    He had been using it. I left it live for a bit as I knew he would take ages to get his stuff off it, but I thought he would have done it by now!
    Lol, took us 6 months to get our old head to return his laptop - he 'forgot' he still had it....

    8O
    That's the other classic one, staff who think the school laptops they recieve are their own personal property.

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    Re: Who 'owns' a free email account?

    Quote Originally Posted by Friez
    That's the other classic one, staff who think the school laptops they recieve are their own personal property.
    Yeah, tell me about it. Amazing isn't it how much stuff can reside off-site - printers, scanners, laptops, digital cameras, etc...

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    Re: Who 'owns' a free email account?

    Quote Originally Posted by Friez
    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy
    Quote Originally Posted by WITCH
    He had been using it. I left it live for a bit as I knew he would take ages to get his stuff off it, but I thought he would have done it by now!
    Lol, took us 6 months to get our old head to return his laptop - he 'forgot' he still had it....

    8O
    That's the other classic one, staff who think the school laptops they recieve are their own personal property.
    Oh they can keep them. However they need to reimburse the tax man for the 17.5% VAT of the original retail purchase price.

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    Re: Who 'owns' a free email account?

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff
    Quote Originally Posted by Friez
    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy
    Quote Originally Posted by WITCH
    He had been using it. I left it live for a bit as I knew he would take ages to get his stuff off it, but I thought he would have done it by now!
    Lol, took us 6 months to get our old head to return his laptop - he 'forgot' he still had it....

    8O
    That's the other classic one, staff who think the school laptops they recieve are their own personal property.
    Oh they can keep them. However they need to reimburse the tax man for the 17.5% VAT of the original retail purchase price.
    Can we pretend the laptop cost 10k?

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    Re: Who 'owns' a free email account?

    If you can forge the paperwork.

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