RealMail 0.3.2

Replaces conventional chat-based mailing systems with books and physical mailboxes

  1. ha1fBit
    Tested Minecraft Versions:
    • 1.7
    • 1.8
    • 1.10
    What does it do?
    Plain and simple, it replaces conventional chat-based mailing systems with something real, books and mailboxes.
    I'm really glad to finally get this plugin updated and I hope everyone else will be just as excited as I am. The plugin is incompatible with 1.9 servers due to the omission of an event necessary for the signing of letters when the version was released. However, the plugin has been tested and confirmed to work in versions 1.8 and 1.10.


    • Physical mailboxes using Dinnerbone's playerhead snapshots
    • 4 custom-made mailbox textures and more to come
    • Attachments
    • No need to ever run a single command (ignore command heading directly below...)
    How does it work?
    1. Craft a mailbox. The recipe is like an iron helmet in the lower-half with a chest in the center of the helmet and a piece of wool in the top-right.
    2. Craft some stationery. The recipe is shapless, just a feather and a piece of paper. If the server enables it, you can also use /mail new to spawn in some free stationery.
    3. Write a letter on the stationery. Stationery is just a cheap Book and Quill that cannot be traded with villagers. If the first line is in the format of [Subject:my subject] , the letter's name will include the subject after being signed.
    4. Attach an item to the stationery if you like. Just click the item you want to attach in your inventory and click the stationery with it. If you want to take it back off, click the stationery and right-click any empty slot.
    5. Sign the book with the recipient's name.
    6. Right-click any mailbox with that signed stationery (now a letter or package depending on if you attached items).
    7. The recipient will then receive the letter/package in his/her mailbox either immediately or at the time of day specified in the config. Please note that only the owner of a mailbox can open his/her own mailbox unless the other player is an op, has the correct permissions to bypass the lock, or the lock_mailboxes option in the config is changed to false. Also, breaking the mailbox will not drop the letters it holds; it acts like more of an enderchest for letters.
    8. The recipient can then read the letter and detach the contents if there are any.
    *If the recipient's mailbox is full, the book won't be sent and the sender will be notified.
    *Attachments are pretty buggy in creative, so I recommend going survival when detaching items.



    • /mail [page-number] - explains how to use RealMail
    • /mail version - displays RealMail version
    • /mail new - give the player one free stationery if enabled in config
    • /mail send - (default: op) send a letter from anywhere without a mailbox
    • /mail bulksend - (default: op) send a letter to everyone who has logged on since installing RealMail
    • /mail spawn <mailbox|stationery> - (default: op) spawn in a mailbox or some stationery quickly
    • /mail open [player] - (default: op) open your mailbox or another player's
    All permission nodes are listed on a separate page.

    Configuration options are listed on a separate page.

    Language Support
    All language files are listed on a separate page.

    v0.3.2 - 11/7/15
    v0.3.1 - 11/5/15
    v0.3.0 - 4/25/15
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    RealMail on GitHub

    v0.3.2 - 11/7/15
    *Fixed issue #5: now checks if recipient exists on signing
    *Fixed issue #6: mail.mailboxPlaced language node corrected
    *Fixed issue #2: can now send mail through any mailbox when universal

    v0.3.1 - 11/5/15
    *Issue #3: Misspelling of stationery fixed
    *Issue #4: References to admin commands without perms fixed

    v0.3.0 - 4/25/15
    *Fixed compatibility issue with CommandBook which broke exchanging recipes for mailboxes, found with the help of doitliketyler
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    As you can see from the statistics above, this plugin sends statistical information to To disable this, change the line opt-out: false to opt-out: true in the config.yml inside the PluginMetrics folder in your plugins folder.
    DLAfvr, zThana, Assossa and 2 others like this.

Recent Reviews

  1. Leo_Craf3er
    Version: 0.3.2
    language support useless because u cant change all messages ...........................
  2. Finelarme9
    Version: 0.3.2
    Hello. Any plan to update the plugin to 1.12 please ? I love the concept. There is no alternative (or well I didn't find).
  3. Dingg
    Version: 0.3.2
    update plugin
  4. Puddlejumper
    Version: 0.3.2
    The best Plugin ! ist it somehow possible to update it to 1.12.1 or does it work ? i will donate if its needed because this mod is essential to my server thanks :)
  5. DLAfvr
    Version: 0.3.2
    Amazing plugin!
    My server uses it until I update to the new version...
    Update to 1.11 please!
  6. DeadX
    Version: 0.3.2
    Really great mail plugin!
    It works perfect and is fun to use. Best one I have found since... ever :D
  7. jessepm123
    Version: 0.3.2
    Works like a charm! This plugin adds a whole other world to your minecraft server, and it is so much better than the regular boring /mail.
  8. AccioJennifer
    Version: 0.3.2
    This plugin would be SO cool if it worked. Setting up a mailbox and spawning in stationary works like a charm. However, when I'm trying to right click the mailbox with the signed stationary, it just opens up the book and it doesn't actually send it. If the creator of the plugin has any suggestions on how to fix this problem, that would be AMAZING! Also, I am unable to attach any items or send packages. Hopefully this all gets fixed soon. :)
  9. silverforte
    Version: 0.3.2
    REALLY hope this gets picked up and updated to 1.9. It's clearly dead but the plugin offers such a flavorful way to get mail as opposed to some boring command.
    1. ha1fBit
      Author's Response
      Ya, it's been dead for a bit but I will definitely pick it up again soon. Also, it should be working for 1.9. I've been running it on my private SMP for a couple of weeks now without any problems.

      Update: I looked into the code tonight trying to get all of my WIP features finished up for the release of v0.3.3. Unfortunately, I found that the plugin is in fact not compatible with Spigot 1.9 due to the temporary removal of the EditBookEvent which is fundamental to the plugin. They removed this as a workaround to get the 1.9 version out faster and have not added it back yet. So until they add it back, I'll be trying to write up my own workaround, but it's going to take a while.
    Version: 0.3.2
    I love it, as long as I never stop the server. When I stop and start the server the mailbox heads no longer are mailboxes, but are merely a head. Could it be that another plugin is interfering?
    1. ha1fBit
      Author's Response
      Hmm, that's definitely a problem. Do you think you could PM me your server settings and plugin list?