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The anonymous eMule
The anonymous eMule
Developer(s)iMule Team
Initial release2003
Stable release2.3.3.3 (June 1, 2016 (2016-06-01)) [±]
Written inC++
Operating systemWindows, Linux
Available inEnglish, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Chinese
TypeAnonymous P2P
LicenseGNU General Public License
Websiteimule.i2p (Works only inside I2P)

iMule (invisible Mule) is a free and open-source anonymous P2P file sharing utility 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.