a leading communications guide enabling people and businesses worldwide to find,
connect and collaborate with each other by providing directories of email
addresses, phone numbers and addresses, free Web based email and much more.
find email and web addresses, with specialised search for different
countries. (For example, to find web and email addresses of
backpackers' hostels in a certain town.)
Many sites use the BabelFish translation software. You type plain text, or
the address (URL) of a Web page into the text box, and the service will try to
translate it for you. You can translate to or from English, from or to any of
these languages: French, German, Italian, Spanish, or Portuguese. Just remember
that these translations are more or less approximate! Go here:
the only Web-based Braille transcribing service. Send letters (translated into
Braille) in the mail to anyone in the world for free.
- send an email
to your friend in France, with a copy to this service - they translate to French
and send your friend the translation.
- check your existing POP e-mail account from anywhere in the world.
And of course you can have any number of other email addresses from one of
the free providers like Hotmail
or try out this fabulous
Spam Blocking and Reporting
Please note: When using spam-blocking services, there is always a chance that
legitimate mail will be lost. At very least, it adds an additional potential
point of failure (mail loss) between you and your ISP. So if your e-mail is very
important to you (for example, you use it in your business) you may wish to use
some other, more reliable method of dealing with spam.
- a spam
blocking service that is offered free to individual home e-mail users.
- This spam
blocking service is a little more difficult to set up than BrightMail, but once
you set it up, there is absolutely no way a typical spammer can get their bulk
e-mail through to you (unless you let them). One nice feature is that you can
set up spam-free mailboxes for your children, with a password feature that
allows only you to review any messages that have come in from unauthorized
- a service that
makes it easy to send an effective complaint about spam. The basic spam
reporting service is free, although they do try to get you to sign up for a
membership (at a fee), which gives you additional spam blocking capabilities.
Fax Sending and Receiving
When you need to communicate with people who are not on the 'net, you can
send them a FAX for free! Also, with some of these services, you can receive a
FAX anyplace you can receive e-mail, and your FAX number stays the same no
matter where you are. Note that with a few FAX receiving services, your callers
may have to enter an extension code after dialing your Fax number, and many Fax
callers will have difficulty with this, so we suggest using a service that gives
you your own personal phone number that is not "shared" with other users.
- a page of links to services that let you send a free fax, receive
a free fax in your email, email a fax, etc.
- It's easy, it's convenient, it's free! Now you can send fax
messages directly from a webpage to the fax machines in these countries:
Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong
Kong, Netherlands, Puerto Rico, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and USA. Free
- see when your friends
are online, easily send them instant messages, web page addresses, files, etc.
or hold real-time chats. There are other instant messaging software packages out
there - you can try MSN's or Yahoo's.
There are many good sites from which to send cards....far too many to list here.
Card Lady has an extensive list of them, covering every eventuality! This is really the only site you need because everything is here.
Mailing Lists (E-Mail)
Here are just two of the many websites specialising in email lists.
You can either set up your own list - eg for ex-pupils of your school so they
can all keep in touch - or you can enjoy an existing list which covers a
subject of interest to you - browse and see what they have on offer - anything
from dicussing Latin declensions to knitting patterns!