The following sample policy outlines a set of policies and procedures governing the use of email on company personal computers. The purpose of this policy is to define rules for the protection of company confidential information distributed by email and to document the acceptable and unacceptable use of email at Company X.
The scope of this policy includes email and Webmail (whether Company X Webmail or third-party, such as Yahoo! Mail, MSN Hotmail, etc.), the rules and limitations governing email use, and the enforcement of those rules. Organizations should continuously update and monitor this policy to ensure that documentation reflects business operations.