How our Club works
Global Penfriends is for penpallers of all ages and interests. The club caters for both snail mail penpals (penpals by post) and those looking for internet or epals. To join the club you need an email address. If you don't already have an email address, you can register for a free address at gmail.com.
How to get started and start finding penpals
Internal Messaging System
This club is a family friendly platform from where you can meet new penpals and friends from all over the world. By family friendly, we mean that it is safe for people of all ages - from children to adults. The site makes use of an internal messaging system, so you will never have to give out you email address to prospective penpals, until you feel comfortable with your new contacts. Our members safety and security is very important to us and we will protect your personal data and contact details.
Once you have established contact and trust with pen pals through the Global Penfriends internal messaging system, you are free to discuss how you will communicate with your new friends outside of our website - whether it be by post, email, phone, Whatsapp, Viber or some other software. Many of our members are looking for a combination of both internet friends and postal penpals.
Global Penfriends administrators review each and every profile on our website. Any profiles that are found to be unsuitable for penpalling are deleted immediately. We also perform regular scans on our database to find spammers and scammers for our members protection. Any reported scammers are investigated immediately. Each time a profile is modified, it is reviewed again to ensure content is still suitable and family friendly.
Snail Mail Penpals
There is an optional field on the penpal profile where members can register a postal address. Registered postal addresses are not visible to others on our site unless they have purchased snail mail contact credits. Registering your postal address is a great way to get suprise letters by post from all over the world.
Only members that have purchased snail mail credits can build a list of penpal names and addresses by searching for penpals that have registered a postal address.
To start building a list of snail mail names and addresses you can either: Send a message through the internal messaging system by clicking whilst viewing a profile. In this case, you would ask your potential penpal via internal message if you could get their snail mail details. If they were agreeable, they would then send their details via internal message.
The second method is also very easy and has the advantage that you do not have to wait for a reply message from your potential penpal. You simply click on the "Get Postal Address" icon from the profile page, and the members snail mail address will be added to your Address Book. You can start writing to your penpal immediately.