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uddeIM logo
UddeIM compose form
Developer(s) Stephan Slabihoud
Stable release
3.8 / December 1, 2015 (2015-12-01)
Operating system Cross-platform
Type PMS
License GNU General Public License
Website www.slabihoud.de/software/

UddeIM is an open source PMS (Private Messaging System) component for the Mambo or Joomla! content management systems (CMS). UddeIM is written in PHP and requires the MySQL database environment for storage.

PMS Component for Joomla[edit]

UddeIM allows users of a community to send private messages to each other. UddeIM is an easy-to-use PMS for Joomla! and offers all the features needed in a private messaging system.

UddeIM is available in 33 languages. It integrates with Community Builder (CB),[1] Community Builder Enhanced (CBE), Joomlaboard, Fireboard,[2] Kunena, Agora, Ninjaboard and JomSocial. It is a base component to build Community Sites which allows members to exchange private messages. Several other components integrate uddeIM, e.g. SOBI2, JPromoter, sh404SEF, Joomsef, VirtueMart and many others.

UddeIM runs on Joomla 1.0, 1.5 native, 1.5 legacy, 1.6, 1.7, 2.5, 3.x.

UddeIM is one of the most popular and top rated components on Joomla.org.[3]


UddeIM has been designed beginning in 2005 by Benjamin Zweifel. After releasing uddeIM 0.5b in 2006 he stopped uddeIM support. UddeIM 0.5b offered only some basic communication features. It was running on Mambo 4.5 and Joomla 1.0 and was used by lots of systems.[4]

Stephan Slabihoud picked up uddeIM support in September 2006 and released uddeIM 0.5 (without "beta"). Henceforward lots of features have been added, and uddeIM became the colossus under the PMS for Joomla. One milestone was that uddeIM 1.3 became a native Joomla 1.5 component.[5]


UddeIM is an addon to Joomla that allows users of a community to send private messages to each other. The main features are:

  • Public Frontend (unregistered users can contact registered users)
  • Autoresponder and Autoforwarding of Personal messages (PMs)
  • File attachments
  • RSS Message Feed (receive PMs via RSS)
  • MooTools based Autocompleter
  • Popup and Email Notifications
  • Message Control Center,
  • System- and General-Messages support
  • Comprehensive User Blocking (user and admin side)
  • Local-, Global-, Restricted Distribution Lists
  • Multiple Recipients
  • Message Filters
  • Message Archive
  • Message Obfuscating and Encryption (incl. Triple DES strong encryption)
  • phpBB Codes
  • Captcha Protection (incl. reCAPTCHA support), CSRF Protection, Flooding Protection
  • Integration with community software Community Builder (CB), Community Builder Enhanced (CBE), Joo!CM, and AlphaUserPoints
  • Static- and Animated Smileys,
  • Gravatar support
  • More than 125 options
  • Comes with 3 Joomla Modules, 2 Joomla Plugins, 4 CB Plugins
  • Integration with forum software: Joomlaboard, Fireboard, Kunena, JomSocial, and Agora
  • Available in 33 languages: Arabic, Brazilian-Portuguese, Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Farsi, Finnish, French, German (informal and formal), Greek, Hebrew, Hrvatski, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese,[6] Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish,[7] Ukrainian, Vietnamese. The Bulgarian and Romanian language files are currently outdated.


  • Joomla! 1.0, Mambo (>= 4.6.2), Joomla! 1.5 (legacy), 1.5 (native), 1.6, 1.7, 2.5, 3.x
  • PHP 4.4.x or above
  • MySQL 4.1.2 or above

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Rahmen, D.: Professional Joomla!, page 90. John Wiley and Sons, 2007.
  2. ^ Rahmen, D.: Professional Joomla!, page 236. John Wiley and Sons, 2007.
  3. ^ JED on Joomla.org, listed in Categories Popular and Top rated
  4. ^ uddeIM 0.4 on Softpedia
  5. ^ uddeIM 1.3 becomes native, article on Joomla-Downloads.de
  6. ^ Portuguese translation project
  7. ^ Turkish translation project

Further reading[edit]

  • Rahmen, Dan (2007). Professional Joomla!. John Wiley and Sons. ISBN 9780470133941. 
  • Sarkar, Suhreed (2010). Joomla! 1.5 Top Extensions Cookbook. Packt Publishing Ltd. pp. 205, 212–215. ISBN 9781849511803. 
  • Whittaker, Jason (2010). Producing for Web 2.0. Routledge. pp. 189, 194. ISBN 9781134011384. 
  • Marti, Mihàly; Burriel, Sandrine (2012). Joomla !: Créez un site web complet. Pearson Education France. pp. 246, 255, 258, 325. ISBN 9782744024870. 
  • Boateng, Kwasi; Boateng, Beatrice A. (2010). Joomla! Social Networking with JomSocial. Packt Publishing Ltd. ISBN 9781847199577. 
  • Николаевич, Колисниченко Денис (2010). Выбираем лучший бесплатный движок для сайта. CMS Joomla! и Drupal. БХВ-Петербург. p. 101. ISBN 9785977505970. 

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