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uddeIM Popular ComponentModulePluginExtension Specific Addon

uddeIM allows users of your community to send Private Messages to each other (note that uddeIM is not a webmail component nor an email client). uddeIM wants to be simple and easy-to-use but it offers all the features you need in a Private Messaging System (PMS).

uddeIM is available in 34 languages. It integrates seamless with Community Builder, Joomlaboard, AlphaUserPoints, Fireboard, Kunena, JomSocial, Joo!CM, Agora, and Ninjaboard.

uddeIM runs on Joomla 1.0, 1.5 native, 1.5 legacy, 1.6, 1.7, 2.5, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, and 3.3.

The list of features is endless and includes features like:
* Public Frontend,
* File attachments,
* Local-, Global-, Restricted Distribution Lists,
* General- and System-Messages,
* RSS Message Feed,
* Autocomplete Names,
* Popup and Email Notifications,
* Message Control Center,
* Autoforwarding,
* Autoresponder,
* Message encryption and obfuscating,
* Message Archive,
* Multiple Recipients,
* Message forwarding,
* phpBB codes,
* Static- and Animated Smileys,
* Flooding protection,
* Captcha Protection (incl. reCAPTCHA support),
* CSRF-protection,
* 3 Modules, 2 Plugins, 4 CB Plugins.

All features are configurable.
Importing messages from most other PMS components is possible.

On the project homepage you will find screenshots from the backend interface which shows all options and features.

There is a comprehensive FAQ available that covers lots of issues with uddeIM on about 100 pages. You find the most current version of the FAQ on
(choose "Links to HEAD:" -> Download)
or in the README folder in the uddeIM package.

You can follow development progress on Google+

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Reviews: 2
A very excellent component to send private messages. But I think no ACL available within the component, so I can't use an user group to specify only a few receiver groups for system and globale messages.

It would be nice to have joomlas ACL available in a future version :-)
Reviews: 1
This is very excellent component for private messaging system
Reviews: 4
I like it, because it can be integrated in AdsManager component
Reviews: 13
Of all the extensions I run on my Joomla 2.5.x site I must say this is one extension that I am MOST PLEASED WITH. It was easy to install, configure and run on the site. It has also been easy for the site members to use. For the past two years, I have not needed to contact the support staff. That's just how easy it us.

I also want to add that while I can manage my Joomla website and a couple of others, I am not coder or someone who has expert knowledge of Joomla. I do just enough to not be ignorant... and not mess things up to much. With that said, "Setting up and using this PMS was a breeze." I wouldn't look any further than RIGHT HERE. GOOD JOB!!! Keep up the good work.
Reviews: 11
Good support, and the extension worked amazingly. Also very flexible as to what you can do with it.
Reviews: 8
I've used uddeIM for many years and it has always been one of the best extensions on Joomla. I use it for every site with PM needs.
Reviews: 5
I'm writing this review just to tell ppl that this extension is great, and the support from the developer is lightning-fast.
Thanks very much Stephen.
Reviews: 22
I love this message system it's fantastic and is great for any Joomla websit.

The only thing that is missing that would be nice to have is integration into the Contacts for Joomla.
Reviews: 2
This is a well thought through and intelligently built piece of software made with the user in mind. After reading the README (yes, it helps!) the install was a bliss. And when I started it, it was everything I would expect it to be. In 15 minutes I tailored it to my perfect liking and sent a donation to the owner without any hesitation. It deserves every penny and more. I use it with integration with CB on a site for a closed community where people want to keep their profiles and communications private and brief. Great job!
Reviews: 8
Extension simple and working.
Easy to customize, and I am not a expert coder.

Have all that you can need for user message services and also more.

I am using it in a ecommerce where single users can add and sell object and the site owner can manage and check any transation, UddeIM is perfect for enable communications between all the users!!

Reviews: 32
Using uddeIM in Joomla 2.5 and 1.5 since 2010.
Advantages: large number of settings, integration with Community Builder, mass mailing, sending e-mail notifications of received messages
Disadvantages: not currently identified.
Excellent extension for instant messaging. Perfect for creating a community or social network.
Support - not used.
I use this extension on the site of postgraduate study and my personal blog .
Engaged in web technologies since March 2007. Use Joomla since December 2009.
Reviews: 1
I used this extension in Joomla 1.5 and was excellent!
Now i'm trying to install it in Joomla 1.6 and i have a small problem.
Extension installs perfectly but the Administration menus cannot be created "Error cannot create Administration menu"
I'm sure that i installed the correct version of uddeim "" any help please?
Owner's reply

Please do not use JED as a support forum. You will find the solution for you problem in the official support forum (first sticky):

You will get this error when you try to install the Joomla 1.0/1.5 package on Joomla 1.6 and better.

Reviews: 8
This is a good clean PMS, but be sure to go through the documentation (like for every other extension available). There are features that can be added to make this more complete but considering that it's free, it does serve the purpose.
Reviews: 2
One of the long lasting PMS extensions in joomla. I really like it. Has of course much parts that can be improved, but if you need a PMS that works and do not want to customize much - this is the choice
Reviews: 6
I just tried this extension today and i can say it's an excellent one.

Easy to install, much more features even i didn't try all of them they seem to be very useful especially if your website host a community

Keep this extension up to date like you do til now

Bravo Mr Stephan Slabihoud
Reviews: 7
A lot of thought has gone into this. Good manual. Installed correctly into J1.5.25.
Well done!
Reviews: 2
Simple and Great...

Reviews: 14
The best pms ever. I got it running in no time. Work flawlessly on my joomla 1.7 site. Got a small issue on the timezone but not a big deal. 7 stars.
Reviews: 2
Enjoyed UddeIm for months now, however, how do you uninstall UddeImcomplete so you dont get this message " you have not updated your database" because I have no idea how to update datebase. Have searched readme and FAQ but I do not find anything that helps me.

Is there a way to completely uninstall UddeIm?

Reviews: 1
...with a little lib version conflict in search plugin (loads lib16 instead of lib17)

But especially this library is a nice thing and a good resource to learn something about Joomla and the differences of it's major versions.

Thanks for this nice extension!
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