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Check out the e-Buddies Community!

Have you been looking for a way to connect with 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:

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

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

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!

Gaggle.net: Free, Safe E-mail for the Classroom

Teachers – are you concerned that your students may be receiving e-mails that they shouldn't? Would you (or your school’s administration) like to have more control over the e-mails your students can send and receive?

Gaggle.net supplies teachers with free e-mail accounts for their classes. Unlike most other free e-mail services, Gaggle.net is specifically designed for the classroom, and gives the teacher complete control over what e-mails each student can send and receive.

Interested? Learn more about Gaggle.net at:

http://gaggle.net/

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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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