Moms will receive millions of greeting cards this weekend, but husbands, sons and daughters who send an electronic card should use a trusted source or they may see their own e-mailboxes jammed with spam. Mother's Day is the third largest card-sending occasion behind Christmas and Valentine's Day, with about 150 million paper cards sold each year, according to the Greeting Card Association in Washington.
According to McAfee SiteAdvisor, a unit of antivirus company McAfee Inc., at least 10 sites that offer greeting cards, silly poems or other light-hearted material can flood the sender's inbox with spam. SiteAdvisor created a list of ten eCard sites to avoid based on testing the site. At the least, your inbox will be filled with lots of spam by signing up at any of the following sites. In some cases, adware or spyware was installed on the computer. The following sites are not recommended:
There are also sites that have been tested and are safe to use.