I always feel like, somebody's watching meeeeee
April 23, 2007 3:20 PM Subscribe
When a corporation says they're monitoring email and internet access, what does that mean?
posted by papercake to Computers & Internet (45 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Specifically, what about Instant Messaging? Or other Mail programs?
I just started a new job at Big Company. I've been working at Tiny Upstart Company for years. We were able to install software, use whatever mail program we wanted, and Instant Message. I don't use it a lot (honest!) but it's good for when I have a question for my IT friend, or if my wife wants to jump on and ask me when I'm going to be home, etc.
So, the Big Company says they monitor email and internet useage... can they detect if I'm using an IM client? Or if I use Mail to check my home mail, etc. (BC uses Lotus Notes.)
(I'm on a Mac, btw)