Can I force my former employer to delete my email address on their domain?

Asked almost 2 years ago - Burlingame, CA

Was recently fired from my work. I had been using the business' email address for years, often for personal communications - as did many others on the staff. That address ' password has been changed by the manager -- not deleted. That manager is now handling the domain's email. Though I've sent out notice to contacts, my personal communications are bound to come through. (The real reason this guy fired me, btw, is that I am not gay, and he clearly had an interest in me, but that's another question) Do I have a right to have that address deleted, so all messages to it are bounced? Even aside from privacy, people will think I'm ignoring them. Thanks

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  1. James Carl Eschen III

    Contributor Level 16


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . No. It's your employer's email system. This is another reason why you should not use your employer's address for personal communications.

  2. Andrew Kevin Jacobson


    Contributor Level 17


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    Answered . You do not have an ownership interest in the email address. You would waste you money, because courts cannot give you the relief you seek. Spend your resources updating your friends. 510-208-5500. This answer does not create an attorney-client relationship. It is not legal... more
  3. Michael T Millar


    Contributor Level 19


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    Answered . No, you cannot force your employer to delete your business email address.

    If this answer was helpful, please mark it as helpful or as a best answer. This answer is for general education... more
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