Good advice And may I add that it is even more important when you use your 'work based' email address. For a number of reasons but two of the most important. 1) Your employer has full rights to view and use the content of email at work. 2) Imagine a teacher who posted their school email address that was subsequently flooded with porn-mail. I kid you not I was once asked in my previous life to investigate and retrieve information from a computer used by a teacher who had been suspended. Suffice to say every email was read (including chatrooms etc). I'd go as far as saying not to use school computers for any personal reason - overkill- you decide. I cannot give you any greater advice than to NOT use your work email for anything other than work. Using it to express opinions, ideaology, politics or religion (many other too) could come back and bite you. Get a FREE email address for posting to public forums or anything else. DONT use the school email for anything other than school related stuff. DONT express opinions about your work or colleagues using school email. It doesnt matter how harmless or private you think these things are...they are not!