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Check out the e-Buddies Community!

Got the summertime blues because your e-Buddy is out of town? Looking for a way to become more connected to other e-Buddies participants? Check out the e-Buddies Community! Here are some of the great features you will find:

  • Connect with other e-Buddies participants through the e-Buddies Message Boards.
  • Check on the status of your e-Buddies match, and find your e-Buddy's e-mail address.
  • E-mail your e-Buddy from anywhere, even if you don't have access to your regular e-mail account!
  • If your school or work computer has a firewall that won't allow you to check your personal e-mail, the “E-mail Buddy” tool can be a useful alternative for contacting your e-Buddy.
To get started, please visit:

Lost your login? Click here to contact your local e-Buddies staff person!

Looking for Internet access? Try your local Public Library!

If you will not have access to a computer over the summer, but would like to continue e-mailing your e-Buddy, just visit your local public library! Public libraries all across the country have computers with Internet access, and you can get online for free!

To find the public library closest to you, please visit:

Free Virus Protection!

Don't have virus protection on your computer? Or has your virus protection expired? Have no fear! As long as you have access to the Internet, you can scan and clean your computer for viruses… for free!

Click below to try Trend Micro's House Call:

Panda Software also offers ActiveScan – click below to give it a try:


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