Psst! Got Feelthy e-Mail?

A new survey of Australian companies has revealed just how pre-occupied employees are with pornographic e-mail in the workplace.

The survey of e-mail use in 60 Australian companies shows 88 per cent of respondents had received pornographic e-mail and that more than half of the recipients had forwarded it on to friends and colleagues.

Despite this, 42 per cent of organisations do not have a defined e-mail policy according to EmuTech, which compiled the Web survey in September.

The company's technical director David Jones said the figures are astounding considering the average cost of a sexual harassment suit is $36,000.

Jones referred to the Chevron Corporation in the US which paid $2.2 million to employees over a joke e-mail "Why is beer better than women?"

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