Sometimes Filipinas let their email accounts go without checking them a long time, and lose the account. Google's GMail requires that users sign in at least once every nine months; will close accounts whose owners have not logged in after 4 months.My Way mail is one of the few that doesn't have a restriction.:-) By the way, she is advised to have several pen pals just like you are. Always remember you will be writing a letter that will be proudly shown to most of the family, including father, mother, cousins, friends, etc.One needs to sift the wheat from the chaff, and find the one right for them... If you do it (write to many ladies), then don't be hurt if you find she does it, too. The lady will ask for opinions and advice and your words and pictures should reflect understanding that others will see them. Most of these ladies are "good girls" and in their culture that means virgin, innocent and very unworldly. Men who talk sex right off or ask for new pictures of Filipinas will find they shock the lady and she will be disgusted.
Please let me know if you find a bad email address in my list. Hotmail will mark an account inactive if not accessed for 30 days, and will delete it entirely at 90 days.
A common way for them to lose a regular house phone is when neighbors run up a big bill with long distance calls, and they can't pay it. if you find bad emails or numbers in my list, then please let me know. It took about 8 days to get a letter from the US to the Philippines, and from the Philippines back to the US in 1995.
I do this for free, so I cannot spend a lot of time and money keeping contact with these ladies. If you write only one or two once, and wait for a reply, then you may be disappointed to get no response. It now may take 10-26 days in each direction, since the terrorist attacks...maybe even longer during the holiday season.
but a higher percentage of scam artists can be found among the internet savvy ladies.
They find they can get multiple rich foreigners to send them money often times with various sad stories, etc. Hanging out in the internet cafes is not good either, not such a good company for them there sometimes.