E-cards are a great way to say “hello!” in an extra special way. There are many e-card websites out there – everyone has their own favorite.
Unfortunately, many of the major e-card websites are not compliant with the e-Buddies E-mail System. In some cases, your e-card may not be delivered to your e-Buddy properly. In other cases, your e-card may reveal your personal contact information, which against e-Buddies rules.
After testing several different websites, we found that www.e-cards.com is fully compliant with our e-mail system. If you are itching to send your e-Buddy an e-card, check it out!
Security Reminder: E-mail Attachments
Just a quick reminder: according to the e-Buddies Code of Conduct, e-Buddies participants are not permitted to send e-mail attachments to their e-Buddy.
One reason for this is that e-mail attachments can sometimes contain computer viruses; by clicking on any e-mail attachment, there is a risk that you could be exposing your computer to a virus.
Before you open ANY attachment, always make sure that you are certain that the attachment was sent from someone you know. If possible, scan that file with a fully updated anti-virus program. Never open attachments that you aren’t expecting to receive!
Free Anti-Virus Software
Need an anti-virus program for your computer, but you can’t afford to purchase expensive software? Here are a couple of FREE options!
Grisoft’s AVG Free is a free anti-virus private, non-commercial use in your home. It can scan incoming and outgoing e-mails and perform periodic scans of your computer. To download a copy, please visit:
If you don’t want to download and install any full anti-virus software, you can use Trend Micro’s House Call. House Call is a free, online e-mail scanner that will check your computer for viruses. You can scan your computer at:
Have an e-Buddies tech question? Send questions or comments to Bill Maurer at BillMaurer@bestbuddies.org.
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