Is it snooping?

@mommyboo (13207)
United States
August 5, 2012 9:54pm CST
If you have mail on your counter and you notice a friend flipping through it or staring unnecessarily LONG at it, does that bother you? What if you have your email box open on your monitor and you catch a friend scrolling through it or actually clicking on emails? Have you or would you ever do this to someone if you were visiting, even on accident, or do you keep your eyes and hands to yourself?
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9 responses
@dorannmwin (36636)
• United States
9 Aug 12
Well, I keep things put away that I don't want other people to be looking at, so if they are looking at things that are on my table that is something that really doesn't bother me all that much. Now when it comes to my email, I don't want anyone at all looking at my emails except for myself. So, I would be very, very upset if I found that someone was scrolling through my emails. It isn't that I am trying to hide anything, it is more because of the fact that I do a lot of my communication with friends via email and I don't want to risk missing those messages.
@blummus (452)
• United States
8 Aug 12
Of course it is snooping. I have a roommate and I occasionally let friends and family borrow my computer. My roommate's mail goes in a basket to wait for him, and I make a point of logging out all accounts that might be left open when folks are done with the computer *without* looking at the contents. It's none of my business, really.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
6 Aug 12
I believe that it is snooping to look through mail that is noit addressed to you. I wouldn't appreciate having ny mail looked at by someomeone else and i would show people the same respect. If i choose to share a piece of maik, that is different. the mail is still private and should be regarded so.
@sjlskl (3385)
• Singapore
6 Aug 12
I don't read through the emails unless I was given permission or specific instructions to look for a particular email. For me, if I am going through my emails and someone walk up to me, I will usually change my window.
@celticeagle (113972)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Aug 12
I would call this snooping. If I don't like it done to me I certainly would not do this to others. Email or snail mail. I would make sure I found another place to put my mail so if friends come over it isn't readily available to them. And I would make sure I take the extra few seconds to turn my computer off.
@Raine38 (8987)
• United States
6 Aug 12
Yes, I would call that snooping, and there's no such thing as unintentional snooping, I mean you can always look away or just let the mail be, right? I never go through anyobody else's mail or email because I don't want anyone else going through mine. I am also not ashamed to directly tell the person, even if she is my friend, that I do not like what she's doing if ever I caught her going through my stuff especially my computer unless I told her it's okay to do so. That's a clear and outright violation ofone's privacy.
@silverfox09 (4727)
• United States
6 Aug 12
I would think so , I dont want my friends going through my mail . If I see my friend doing that , I would wonder what are they looking for , were they expecting something in my mail ? . I would never go through anyone mail unless they ask me to .
@rosegardens (3044)
• United States
6 Aug 12
I had some friends helping me with something one day, and was shocked they were looking at my computer and what I was doing! No, I would not do that to anyone, unless I did believe they were involved in something they should not be, then maybe I would do a bit of spying to see what they are up to. But generally no, I am very private and I do expect the same from others. I do not go through people's mail or whatever. Even some people get mail here at my home and I try not to see what it is or where it is from because it is not my business.
@Axai2012 (371)
6 Aug 12
I don't do what I don't want others do to me especially when it comes to mails and private messages on texts or letters. I definitely keep my hands to myself.