Spouse went into computer and forwarded emails

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Country: United States of America
State: Massachusetts

I had personal Emails in the "Sent Items" section of Outlook on my work laptop that I routinely brought home to catch up on work. My spouse (we are in the process of splitting up) went onto the computer and forwarded numerous Emails to his personal account. He is now using these as "leverage". My question is: Is it legal for him to do this as this is a work computer? Would this not be essentially the same as stealing company mail? Although they are not going to do him any good, it is annoying and would like to squash any more "use" of these correspondences.

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He cannot blackmail you in any way--it is a crime...