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The Difference Between Business & Personal Emails

Email is not the same when it comes to work and personal life, explains computer scientist Nathaniel Borenstein in a column on He argues that business email is pretty much always operated as part of the business and therefore "bounded by a gateway." He writes, "Inside the boundary, the business has rights and expectations of control over the information, while anything can happen outside. Consumer email may be viewed as 'always outside' in this formulation. Business email that traverses the gateway, in either direction, may be subject to a variety of checks, restrictions, and other processing."

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