Help Desk

Here are answers to common concerns regarding sending and viewing greeting cards on

Server Status (Downtime)

No issues at this time

Mail Delivery Issues

November 2012
TafMaster tell-a-friend service appears to have quit business so I installed a new send form to email these ecards. I'm in the process of changing all the greetings to point to this form, and other alternate ways to share these ecards including facebook, twitter and more. In the meantime any pages that haven't been transfered over to the new links are loading slowly and the send button won't work, sorry for this.

November 2003
TafMaster is the new send service uses to email these greeting pages. Lately TAF Master has run into some issues getting mail delivered. Read the latest update and find out what they're doing to get it all resolved:

As email hosts are increasing their efforts to block SPAM (unsolicited commercial e-mails), and many legitimate email marketers, from tell-a-friend companies to webmasters sending e-mail to their newsletter subscribers, are having trouble getting some e-mails delivered. With email hosts becoming more active in blocking emails, TAF Master is committed to resolving any issues that arise to get all of our emails delivered properly.

Early this month, we began receiving reports of emails not being delivered to both Hotmail and AOL. We immediately began to try to resolve all of the issues, with the ultimate solution being 'whitelisted' by an email host. 'Whitelisted' means an email hosts will allow virtually all of a companies emails to get delivered. Here is the latest regarding the 3 biggest email hosts, Yahoo, Hotmail, and AOL.

  • Yahoo Although we hadn't received reports of TAF Master messages not being delivered to Yahoo, we decided to try and get whitelisted as a pre-emptive strike. As of today, we have finished the application for getting whitelisted, and we are awaiting confirmation from them as they monitor our activity.

  • Hotmail Hotmail claims it does not have a whitelist, so we have worked on complying with their standards to get TAF Master emails through. As of now, most or all TAF Master messages are being sent to Hotmail, and we will continue to refine any processes we can.

  • AOL - Update 12/2/03 - We are pleased to announce that TAF Master is now whitelisted with AOL. This means all TAF Master emails will now be delivered to AOL without being blocked.

AOL users~Images not loading (java applets)

Use An Independent browser
Yes you have one! Bypass your AOL browser by clicking on Start, then Programs, then select your browser (Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator). This is the only sure way I know that AOL users will be able to view java applets.

AOL users~Email link not clickable

Create a hyperlink
If you are sending to an AOL email user and they can't click on the link to view their card, you can make a clickable link by using this method:
<A HREF="">AOL users click here</A>
Change the to the page you want to send by using the copy and paste method or type the page name on the end. You may insert your own text in place of the AOL users click here For example if you wish to send the main greeting page here is a code you could use:
<A HREF="">Click here for Tess' Castle in the Sky Free Greetings</A>

You don't have to send through TafMaster...there are many other ways to email a page. You can use the copy and paste method. Send through ICQ. Or in the top menu of Explorer browser, click File, Send, then Link by E-mail. This should bring your email up with the link already copied into the body of your email. Also...AOL, WEB TV, and other providers have their own built-in method of emailing links.

How to send through Email (Copy and Paste)

Copy and Paste the Card Address into your Email
Highlight the text in your browser box of the greeting card you want to send. You do this by clicking the left mouse button and dragging the mouse over the text. Then go to EDIT on the top menu bar and scroll down and click on COPY. Open your email. Put your cursor in the body portion of your email and go to EDIT again and click on the PASTE command. Shortcuts to these commands are Ctrl+C to copy and Ctrl+V to paste.

How to send through ICQ

Send a Greeting Card with ICQ
Go to the page you want to send. Click on the name of the person receiving the greeting. Select Web Page Address (URL) from the menu. The URL should automatically be selected, if not use copy and paste. Select Send.

(Optional) Send to multiple people by selecting "More" on URL screen.

How to send through Web TV

Send a Greeting Card with Web TV
Press the Send button while viewing the greeting card. Enter the email of the recipient and select SEND PAGE. To add an additional message with the greeting, select EDIT MESSAGE. The recipient will receive an email with a link to the greeting card address.

Can't hear music

You will be able to enjoy midi music on the cards if your computer has an audio component (sound card) and speakers (with volume on) and are using a web browser that is configured to play MIDI music.

To listen to the MIDI music on these cards you may need to upgrade to the most current browsers.

You will also need a MIDI music plugin.

Broken Links/Other Concerns/Contact

You can if you find any broken links or images that needs to be fixed.

Unfortunately I have very limited time to answer the many emails I receive. I believe the greatest service I can provide is to put most of my time into creating and maintaining these cards. I operate this site by myself, so I don't have the support team and resources the large websites have access to. I will continue to provide links to helpful sites to assist you.

On a more personal note...I appreciate all the positive email and testimonials I continue to receive from visitors. I really appreciate them. It's your support and visits that keep this site going! So thanks for visiting and if you can, please support by clicking on the sponsors listed throughout this site so it can remain free!  Thank you =)


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