An Angry Fist Repeatedly, Repeatedly–Undeservedly–Shaking in My Inbox: Postcard United Update (Part 2)

Lastertime, I started sharing my first lot of cards received as a new “Postcard Uniter.” I’ll share 6 more today, plus the big inbox-busting trouble for which the site is currently apologizing.  For now, the cards.


The tasty-looking shrimp came to me from Malaysia, and the reading cats are from Gelnhausen, Germany.  The sender of that latter card writes:

“I hope you enjoy fall, my favorite season of the year!”

I can’t wait for spring’s return.

The card at top right is from Hong Kong, and the text printed above the image reads, “Cafe. Waiting. Love. Will you suddenly appear at the corner coffee shop.”  The sender’s message:

“I’m a coffee lover.  I like Illy cafe and cappuccino.  I drink 2-3 cups of coffee per day.  Cheers!”

The next card is from Luxembourg:

“My hobbies are art, photography, cars and traveling to Paris (only 2 hours by high-speed train)

A New Yorker cover!  That’s from Seoul, South Korea, and the sender shares a quote with me:

“Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” — George Adair

Finally, this time, from Göttingen, Germany, there’s the Einstein card.  The sender assked me if I knew of him.  Sigh.

Stamps, stickers, & washi tape: I love the otter stamp, because I love otters.


OH!  The angry fist, right!  Well, Postcard United started sending out emails with the subject line “Inactive account and late or non registration of Postcard.”  In pairs.  Multiple times.  I was starting to take it personally, but the message DOES begin “General Mail to All Members.”  Still, you know?

What follows is a scold-y missive reminding people to register the cards they receive, and some other stuff, with the added news that inactive members may find themselves removed from the site.  There is a good amount of there/they’re confusion, making it harder to follow; the leads at Postcard United are not fully comfortable with the English language, but neither are many people raised in that language and no other.

Anyhow, apparently users don’t like receiving constant repeats of this message over 4 days, because Postcard United has posted an apology on the front page of their site:


I’d forgive them more easily if they’d invest in a proofreader.

8 thoughts on “An Angry Fist Repeatedly, Repeatedly–Undeservedly–Shaking in My Inbox: Postcard United Update (Part 2)

  1. Those emails drove me BONKERS these last few days. I thought it was FINALLY over but I guess it was too good to be true. I ended up receiving the same exact email from them again today! It’s like groundhog day seeing the same exact email in my inbox repeatedly.

    By the way, who is Einstein? 😉

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  2. Hello, I’m a curious reader on this subject and was wondering about PostcardUnited as I am a Postcrosser. What worries me about PostcardUnited is that they don’t tell you who they are. I don’t like the idea of handing out my address and then sending money into them as a supporter when they don’t even list who they are. There is no contact info, no name of the owners of the website, no history. I tried contacting them via email and they have not responded. It concerns me and I wonder why nobody else feels the same about this new site. All I have been able to learn is that they have a server in Montreal and that they registered their domain name with GoDaddy in August 2014. If you can help me out in learning more about them, I sure would appreciate it.

    P.S. Enjoyed seeing all your lovely postcards…very nice! from Sharon

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    1. Hi Sharon, I was definitely slow to hop aboard the Postcard United wagon. It’s a very unprofessional-looking site, and obviously unfinished, never mind unpolished. I waited months & months, and finally joined after hearing positive feedback from other snail mailer/bloggers.

      I am enjoying my time on the site, because I am getting to make contact with countries I’ve never communicated with via Postcrossing, where I often feel like I keep being matched with the same 5 countries. There are some annoying little drawbacks, but they’re not necessarily worse than Postcrossing’s annoying little drawbacks–just DIFFERENT. 🙂

      But no, I don’t have the answer to the questions you are trying to research. Let me know what happens!


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