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Helpful Hints:

Can't get your card?
How to save your postcards.
Can't get things to work?
How to send multiple cards at the same time.
A note about the music on BlackDog.
How much does this cost?

Can't get your card?

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How to save your Postcard

Someone has sent you a postcard so that you want to save it forever.

  1. Pick up the postcard.
  2. Choose the Save (or Save As) option in your browser. This will probably be in the File menu.
  3. Be sure to save it as HTML (sometimes called Source), not as plain text.
  4. Save it with the .html or .htm extension and call it something like birthday.html or card.sweet.html.
  5. Save it.
  6. To read your saved postcard again, use the Open Local or Open File option from your web browser.
You are having problems getting things to work

There are many available browsers -- and some browsers are eccentric! You need a browser that has forms implemented (older versions of MacMosaic will not work). Go to this useful test page for browsers. Also, Hotwired has a browser tuneup page to see how well your browser performs various tasks. You can also run a browser diagnostic and tune up at BrowserTune.

Your best bet is to download the latest full version of Netscape or Microsoft's Internet Explorer. They are both free for download here:

Here are some other problems users have encountered:

For more help and for answers to frequently asked questions, go here:

Sending Multiple Cards

So, you want to send holiday greetings to all of your friends. Or let them know what fun you are having in cyberspace. If you are able to create a mail alias (that is, an electronic mailing list) you can simply send the postcard to the list. Everyone on the list will receive notification of a waiting card and everyone on the list will be able to access it. And you only needed to fill out one card.

Note: You can't send to an email list on your machine within your personal email program. Also, you can't send to a corporate email list from the outside the corporation's email system. To create a mail alias, you need to have created a mail list and stored it on your internet service provider's mail server. To find out if this is possible, check with your ISP. There is also a web site on line called "List Bot" - a free service where you can create a mail list and store it on the net:

A note about the music on BlackDog

The music on BlackDog has been gathered either from midi sites which represented that the files available were in the public domain (not copyrighted), or which were created by the BlackDog staff. In addition, we have checked the names of the music files at The Harry Fox Agency, Inc. to try and confirm that they are, indeed, free for public use. Therefore, to the best of our knowledge, all of the music/midi files on BlackDog are public domain and we are free to use them. If we have made an inadvertent mistake and a music file on any of our pages not in the public domain, for whatever reason, please let us know. We will need to know the name of the song, who owns it, and why it is not freely available for our use. Once we have been notified, we will remove the sound from our pages. Please send this notice to BlackDog's Webmaster.


How Much Does This Cost?

This site is free.  The banner advertisements at the top of most of the pages on BlackDog pay the bills.


Certain portions of the Helpful Hints are courtesy of Judith Donath who designs and maintains
MIT Media Lab's The Electric Postcard. Thanks!