CARA IRISH PENPALS - HELP PAGE
Q: I signed up but have not received my User I.D.
and password as promised? What's happening?
A: Due to Internet conditions and because
irishpenpals.com is located on a new Server,
emails may take up to 20 minutes to arrive. This
delay should reduce considerably once the Server
has built up a 'spammer' list to prevent it being
If you do not receive an email message within 20
minutes or so then try to re-register. Are you sure
you entered your email address correctly? If you made
a mistake then simply go back to the signup form and
Q: I have my user I.D. and password but cannot connect
to my control panel. Why not?
A: All user I.D.s and Passwords are tested before they
are supplied. Be sure to do the following:
* Make sure you have selected the correct category!
You may have registered yourself into an incorrect
category - for example: you may be a 40 year old gent
from California but you registered yourself in the
'under 30 female' category! If this happens then delete
your account and re-register.
* REFRESH the page that you are trying to connect to
* Ensure that the password and the user I.D. are
entered EXACTLY as they were given to you. Remember,
entering 'PASSWORD' or 'Password' is not the same
as entering 'password'.
* The newer Browsers automatically may try to enter a
password for you if they 'remember' that you were at
a site before. Make sure it is the right one!
* Check the Security settings on your Browser - you may
have your Browser set up so that you cannot access
certain type of sites.
* If you are connecting from a Work PC or from an
Intranet then your system administrator may have
disabled this type of access.
Q: Can I change the details that I previously entered
for myself at the site?
A: Yes you can! Log in to your control panel by going here:
If you have forgotten your user I.D. or Password then
click the link below the Log-In box and enter the email
address that you signed up under. The details will be
sent to that email address.
If you registered yourself into the wrong category (example:
you are male but have registered yourself in the female
category!) then simply delete your account and re-register.
Q: I requested that my User I.D. and password be sent to
me but it is saying that my email address is not in the
A: Try all 4 categories (male Under 30, Male 30 and over,
Female under 30, Female 30 and over) - you may have
selected the wrong one when signing up. If you are in
the 'wrong' category then log-in and select the DELETE
option. You can then re-register and select the correct
Be sure to use the EXACT email address that you
registered with to check this.
Q: I cannot find a Penpal at the site? What are the
best ways to search?
A: Using the search facility will trawl the complete
database of penpals and return all those Penpals with
your search word in their record.
SINGLE WORD searches work best! For example: Search
for Dublin or Galway or California or running or
walking or 24 or 50.
Q: I tried to email a penpal but keep getting an
'internal server error' message - it won't let me
send the message.
A: Unfortunately some Penpals have put incorrect email
addresses into the database. When you try to send
them an email message our server says 'hang on a
minute' and the attempt fails.
This also sometimes happens when they send YOU an
email message but because THEIR email address is
wrong, you cannot reply to them.
If this happens to you then please let us know the
name/details of the penpal and we will remove then
from the service.
Q: How can I get a penpal?
A: 1. Log in to your control panel and search the listings
2. Click the button beside the person you wish to email
3. Try to email 4 or 5 penpals. Keep a note of
who you have emailed.
4. Don't be discouraged.Keep trying!
5. Revise your own listing to encourage emails.
Q: How can I delete my Penpal registration?
A: Log in to your control panel and select the DELETE
Q: Where can I get a free email account?
Q: How can I help to keep this service alive?
A: Easy! Simply visit our sponsors at:
Q: Where can I find more information about Ireland?
A: There are thousands of pages of information available
at our sites and you can probably find what you want by
viewing the Site Map here:
Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked
Q: What about my family coat of arms/family crest?
A: Go here: http://www.irishsurnames.com
Q: Where can I find Irish Tourist information?
Q: How can I get Irish Citizenship?
Q: Do you have the lyrics for Irish songs?
Q: How can I use some of the information on your website?
Q: Where is the archive of the Newsletters?
Q: Where can I find out the meaning of Irish language phrases?
Q: I want to work in Ireland, which site do you recommend?
A: Try http://www.jobsireland.ie
Q: Do you offer any help with downloading and installing?
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