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Holiday Tips

Hooray, the holidays are here again! Like most of us, I’m sure that you will want to help share the holiday spirit with your e-Buddy! Here are some tips to help ensure that your holidays are as happy as they can be!

Sending E-cards

Want to send your e-Buddy an e-card? Be careful, because many of the most commonly used e-card websites will not work with the e-Buddies E-mail System, or will cause you to inadvertently violate the e-Buddies Code of Conduct.

If you have a minute, please check out the assortment of free e-Cards at www.e-cards.com! We’ve tested their website, and it’s e-Buddies Approved!

If you have your own preferred e-card website that you would like to use and would like to see if it is compatible with our system, please contact BillMaurer@bestbuddies.org.

Add your e-Buddy to your Contact List!

Are you worried that your e-mails from your e-Buddy may not be getting to you? It is possible that your e-mail provider is accidentally blocking your e-Buddy’s e-mails.

To ensure that your e-Buddy’s e-mail messages are properly delivered to your Inbox, please be sure to add your e-Buddy’s e-mail address to your approved contact list, online address book, or safe list!

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 from people you don’t know!

Going out of town? Let us know!

Are you going to be out of town for more than a week, and will be unable to check your e-mail? Please be sure to let us know, so we don’t send you any reminder e-mails in error.

We also encourage you to use our “match suspension” tool in the e-Buddies Community. This allows you to tell us when you will not be able to e-mail your e-Buddy. Simply log into the Community, then click on the “View Status” button to get started. Please visit:

https://www.ebuddies.org/community/

If you do not remember your user name and password, please contact us!

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Have an e-Buddies tech question? Send questions or comments to Bill Maurer at BillMaurer@bestbuddies.org.


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