Public Mail (visitors can email registered users)

35 votes
Package file
  • Joomla 1.5
  • Joomla 2.5
  • Joomla 3.0
  • Joomla 3.1
  • Joomla 3.2
  • Joomla 3.3
  • CB 1.7
  • CB 1.8
  • CB 1.9
  • CB 2.0
  • Cost-free
Date Added
Extension includes
  • CB Plugin
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CB "Public Mail" plugin enables visitors and unregistered users on your site to email the registered users directly from their CB profile page through a small contact form that can be styled and customized.

The plugin is great if your CB profiles are companies, teachers, artists, musicians, shops, vendors, suppliers etc. or you simply want to let site visitors contact sites users/profiles without being registered.

The registered users' email address may be kept secret if wanted, and it is possible to save all emails sent by users in the database, thereby also registering the sending IP.
The admin can also choose to receive a copy of the emails as "BCC".
Also, a copy of a sent email can be sent to the submitter along with a "thank you" email, if wanted.

This CB plugin has support for CB Captcha and can be configured/styled a lot! It comes with 9 languages and 3 optional extra fields.
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Reviews (18)
bymrocks, October 3, 2008
4 of 10 people found this review helpful
Public mail is excellent plugin, but it does not work with CB 1.2 RC3, any plans lately to upgrade the version of plugin?

Thank you
Owner's reply

Thanks, the new version is MUCH better.
The Public Mail 1.2 does work with CB 1.2, BUT there is a bug in CB that currently prevents the installer from working. To fix this simply open the Public Mail installer XML and change the version numer of the plugin to 1.1 or less. Eg.: "1.1". Otherwise you will have to wait for the next CB release where this is hopefully fixed.

byjnprod, July 3, 2009
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
Great form. Uses Captcha as well, so good for the security.
Only bug that got me was when in the main tab section, even if you enter the correct captcha info, you get an incorrect security code error. Seems ok if left in the middle or to the right, as long as you don't use the button option. If there is a fix for that, it would be 100%.
Owner's reply

I am unable to confirm this error on CB 1.4 (and the new version of Public Mail 1.3). I think your bug has to do with the Joomla or CB template and not the plugin.

bydidomi, May 1, 2009
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
Perfect for my application. Is there a way to 'cc' all emails sent to a common admin address??
Owner's reply

Not yet, but it is planed for the next release!

bytdesvages, February 18, 2009
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
I got it to work, yet there is no possibilities for a captcha for CB 1.1 (the only captcha we can use with it is the 2.2 version which is not compatible with CB1.1).

...Quite dangerous to use public email forms with no protections...
byking_xenorax, January 12, 2009
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
Does this plugin work with joomla 1.0 or only for joomla 1.5 native?
byStrichern, March 2, 2012
1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Just set version 1.3 up with my site on Joomla!2.5.1 and CB 1.8. Works great. Thanks a lot!!!
byburgos, January 4, 2009
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Excellent plugin, I have seen it working. Unfortunately I can't install it. I'm using J 1.5.8 and CB 1.2 RC 4. I downloaded it and when trying to install it, I got this message: Error! Could not find a Joomla! XML setup file in the package.

Please, help. Thanks!
Owner's reply

Use the CB plugin installer and not the Joomla installer!

byjohnny, October 16, 2008
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Says works with cb 1.1 but the following error is received "Plugin version (1.2) different from Community Builder version (1.1)"
Any way to get it to work with version 1.1?
bytazd, February 20, 2010
0 of 1 people found this review helpful
With the simple little fix of changing it to version 1.0 in the xml it works fine with latest CB.

Thank you this fits just what i needed.
byjbowk, February 16, 2010
0 of 1 people found this review helpful
Easy to install. Works as described. Using Joomla Version 1.5.10 and CM 1.2.1 on PHP 5.2.9 on an Apache server. Although not using the Captcha function.
bymhbwessels, February 9, 2010
0 of 1 people found this review helpful
This is a nice plugin. It is exactly what I was looking for, because I wanted unregistered users to mail registered users.

Only problem is that Captcha aint working...
byevnmove, December 3, 2009
0 of 1 people found this review helpful
It does the job, there is one spelling mistake on the "copy of email" that goes to the senders inbox. It says "sendt".

I really recommend this, great plugin for public and users to email through to registered users. Avoids email harvesting I think (could someone confirm this?). Good job, thanks!
bymk3, March 18, 2015
Hi! Is there a version for CB 2.x? I've installed this one on a CB 2.7, but it doesn't work :-(
When somebody sends a message, the receiver sees only "rn"'s instead of a new line.

This problem should be soved in version 1.3 of the plugin, but it isn't.

Any idea?
Owner's reply

This problem is know and documented here:
and solution here:

It turns out that it is not so easily fixed as the host is the problem. In the next version (1.4 - no release date yet), I will simple create an option in the configuration for switching this on/off. This way everyone can use it by tweaking it.

This is a very useful componenet whereas I can allow visitors on my site to send e-mail to regsitered users without displaying their e-mail address.

Unfortunately it stopped workíng atfre migration to Joomla 2.5.8. I am using CB 1.9.
I would be very happy with help on this matter.
Owner's reply

The problems should have been fixed in the new version 1.4. This is the first version tested on CB 1.9 and Joomla 3.0 (some 2.5 version could be a problem, but should now be fixed as well).

bytomitheking, December 22, 2011
All Right!!!! Great!
byrodaweb, September 14, 2011
This is a very good plug-in. I could use it within minutes. the captcha field should be by default and not removable... I used it one week without captcha and my users were spammed in no time.

One great addition would be to authorize in the plugin management to allow each user to decide if he can be contacted or not, using their configuration panel....
bykimba, December 8, 2010
I love the plugin! One thing I'd like to suggest though is the ability to send file attachments.
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