Repeat after me: E-mail can get you in trouble.
One would think that by now allegedly smart people — like the boys at Goldman Sachs — would understand that e-mail lasts forever. If you write something stupid or incriminating, eventually it will come back to haunt you.
If your language is particularly colorful, it will go viral and your mother is going to hear about your potty mouth from people she doesn’t know.
Geez, this is so obvious. E-mail isn’t new. Search online for “e-mail mistakes” and you will get millions of results.
Used appropriately, e-mail is a great business communications tool. Get careless, and it can hurt you.