Those of us working outside of government continue to be amazed at this discussion. Of course private e-mail accounts should not be used for work purposes. And, this should be reinforced in the confidentiality agreement that I assume all government employees sign ... Just like their counterparts in industry. If the policy is violated its a fireable offense ... Just like it is for millions of us outside of government. This discussion is so remedial that it makes my head hurt. It's also common sense.