Few professionals are ready to abandon email for their external correspondence.
Still, with other options available, why use email internally? There’s a lot to be said for using internal email as a primary means of communication. One plus is familiarity: Every employee knows how it works.
It’s a quick way to distribute documents to a selected group. It also helps you document which tasks you have and haven’t completed—with a built-in time stamp.
Internal email is easy to organize with folders and sub-folders, too.
Potential drawbacks with internal emails
We are increasingly at risk from phishing attacks. Though the threat may originate from outside, one moment of inattention by a single employee can let the scam work, potentially affecting the entire company.
Hacking is another issue. If a hacker should identify a vulnerability, it could be used to steal emails, possibly containing proprietary information or internal-only documents.