E-Mail Usage Policies Reduce Spam, Increase Meaningful Communication

John Storts

Academic institutions, businesses and other organizations can't function without using e-mail as a primary way to stay connected. Appropriate usage policies, however, haven't always matched pace. Thankfully, you have the Knowledge Network and our partners to help you decide how to handle the challenges (as well as the opportunities) that e-mail use can present.


At Indiana University, students, teachers and alumni take advantage of IU's IT resources on a regular basis. As one way to protect these assets, IU's Information Policy Office has created the Use of Electronic Mail policy template. The university and its constituents expect that information technology resources at IU, including e-mail, will be used in a lawful manner. The creation and use of this policy, part of their larger IT policy, is a way to ensure that. This policy applies to all users of IU IT resources regardless of affiliation, and irrespective of whether those resources are accessed from on-campus or off-campus locations.


Click the links below for more of IU's IT resources policies on the Knowledge Network:


Indiana University's Appropriate Use of Information Technology Resources Policy

Indiana University's Misuse and Abuse of Information Technology Resources Policy


For another academic perspective, check out IT-oriented policies posted by Abilene Christian University:


ACU Policy for the Responsible Use of Information and Technology Resources

ACU Technology Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Plan

Add Comment      Leave a comment on this blog post
Dec 4, 2010 6:54 AM Peter Stevens Peter Stevens  says:

All organisations, whether companies, academic or charities, should have an acceptable use policy for email and web usage.



Post a comment





(Maximum characters: 1200). You have 1200 characters left.




Subscribe to our Newsletters

Sign up now and get the best business technology insights direct to your inbox.