Frequently Asked Questions

Last Updated: March 16, 2023

What is Modmail?

Modmail is a Discord bot, similar to Reddit's Modmail feature. It serves as a shared inbox for server staff to communicate with their users - and vice versa - in a seamless way.

Can I invite Modmail?

Unfortunately, due to the nature of the bot, there is not a global invite link. Nonetheless, you can obtain a free copy of Modmail for your server. Follow the official tutorial at However, if you don’t want the hassle of installing and maintaining Modmail, we offer installation, hosting, and other cool perks for Patrons.

How does Modmail work?

Modmail uses the Discord API to interact with the platform. When someone sends a DM to the bot, it will create a new thread. Members of the moderation team can help the user and once the conversation ended, you will have access to a beautiful log of it online.

Is Modmail safe?

Your Modmail bot is safe as long as you don't share your bot's token. If you share your token, a "hacker" can take control over your bot. If you shared your bot token by mistake, regenerate a new token via the Discord Developer Portal.

Where is my data stored?

All your data including settings, blocked users, logs, installed plugins etc. are stored in your MongoDB database. The bot files only contain the stuff needed to run the bot. This means you can move your bot to a different host and still have your data intact, as long as you use the same MongoDB URI.

Can I request new features?

Modmail is an open-source project, which means you can easily add or request new features. You can make an issue or submit a pull request to the development branch on the repository. Check out the contribution guidelines.

How do I become a support member?

To join our support team, join our Discord server. One of the more experienced members will hold an interview to check if you fit the requirements.

Can I add commands to the bot?

You can add commands to the bot using plugins. All currently approved plugins can be found in the ?plugin registry command. You can also see this page for an unofficial list of plugins.

My bot is offline, what do I do?

Join our Discord server and DM Modmail. One of our support members will assist you and help you fix the issue.

How can I donate the developers?

You can support the developers on the Patreon page. You will also receive various rewards for it.

Does anyone get any info when I create my own modmail?

There is not much information we get about your instance of modmail, The only thing what we recieve is the guild-info, For example: The guildname, The amount of members of the guild, the botname, and the bot-owner. Using this we keep track of how many modmail-instances get created on a monthly/yearly base. ( Only modmail-developers can see this )

Answer not found?

Feel free to join our Discord server. People will gladly help you with any questions that you have!

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