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Not to be confused with lMule.
aMule icon
The anonymous eMule
Developer(s) iMule Team
Initial release 2003
Stable release (June 1, 2016 (2016-06-01)) [±]
Development status Active
Written in C++ (wxWidgets)
Operating system Windows, Linux
Available in English, french, german, spanish, italian, polish, portuguese, chinese
Type Anonymous P2P
License GNU General Public License
Website www.imule.i2p

iMule (invisible Mule) is a free open source anonymous P2P file sharing software which connects through the anonymous I2P network and the Kad network.[1]


iMule is based on the aMule source code and uses the Kademlia algorithm and the I2P network.[2] The eDonkey network used in eMule and aMule, which connects through servers, has been dropped. iMule downloads and shares files without revealing the IP addresses and identity of its users.

Like aMule, iMule aims to be portable over multiple platforms with the use of the wxWidgets library. Supported systems include Linux, Mac OS X, various BSD-derived operating systems, Windows and Solaris.

Due to BitTorrent popularity and lack of censorship, the necessity to install the software I2P in order to configure the I2P router with proxy port 4444 before going download iMule from the eepsite http://echelon.i2p and download the file nodes.dat, the software failed to gain popularity.

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External links[edit]

  • www.imule.i2p - Official iMule home page, eepsite site (I2P has to be installed). Recommended. Downloading only iMule file without instructions (for example from a mirror site) might not allow you to make it work.