messages mod with real world email send and recieve.

This mod replaces the default messages mod.

It will tie in a real world email domain to your message system in elgg.
you will need Procmail and the ability to create a wildcard email/user
See Readme below.


         * Elgg readme
         * @package ElggMessages
         * @license GNU Public License version 2
         * @author Dave Tosh <>
         * @modified Dimentox
         * @copyright Curverider Ltd 2008-2009
         * @link

1. Install folder to the mods directory (remove the old one)

2. move the to your root of the elgg install and rename it to recmail.php

3. Configure your domain to have a catch all user/email address basically a *

4. install/copy the procmailrc-dist to the users home directory as .procmailrc

5. edit the procmailrc to point to the proper location of the recmail.php

6. Profit? LOL After that you should be live!

The users email address will be

Add replying instead of forcing a new message.
Tidy up the headers.
Fix the message content so its parsed and just not the raw message.
Add attachment parsing.
Fix saving to sent items.
Add pop3 sub server for remote mail.
add smtp server for remote mail (avoid using regular)

Georg Westphalen

a former physician specializing in creative concepts, outrageous comics, hilarious character designs and urban philosophy.