Hi, I had a question from a client just before. They’ve appointed a new business partner and this person is in charge of ordering stock. I’ve set them up a new mailbox with a forwarder (so the client gets a copy of incoming emails, and can make sure this guy does the right thing while he’s new there).
However my client wants to know if they can receive a copy of outgoing emails from this particular mailbox while he’s in training. I told them no and reasoned that if they could, then I could monitor their email (in theory) and learn their trade secrets.
They understood the security implications and was happy to have incoming emails forwarded only, but I wondered myself if this was possible. If not in a “forwarder” style of monitoring, but in a mailbox monitoring sort of way. As in, if the client logs in to webmail.myclientsite.com, can they see sent emails (even if they were sent from a third party program)? Could the stock guy send an email, then delete it from the sent items and have it disappear from the sent items in webmail?
I hope this made sense. What complex times we live in!