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Adds a private message terminal in the control center of the Normandy, and serves as a Framework for any mod author to add emails or other messages into the game.

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  • Adds a private message terminal in the control center of the Normandy (on the right of the Galaxy Map). As of v1.1, a second terminal is available in the Captain's Office of the Normandy. They both have the same functionality: the emails can be read from either location.

  • Besides the terminal itself, this mod only includes a single email. So it does not do much for the player, but serves as a Framework for any mod author to add emails or other messages into the game.

  • Mod authors can customize the exact moment when the player should receive any email, and potential plot consequences or other rewards (e.g. XP or credits) after reading it. Messages that require a choice from the player (e.g. Authorize vs. Ignore, like the Spectre Terminal in ME3) are also possible, with customizable consequences for each choice.

  • At the moment, due to limited interface options, each message can only be read once by the player. It is not possible to browse older messages. But this will probably be updated later. The current system and data format has been thought out to ensure forward compatibility.

If you are feeling supportive, you can buy me a new email account


  • Detailed instructions on how to add messages into the game are given in this article.
  • Email/message IDs should be unique. If you develop (or are developing a mod) that adds new emails into the game, please post in the Forum here the name of the mod and the range of message IDs that you are using.



As far as I know, there should not be any compatibility issues with other mods.

Private Message Terminal and LE1 Sideloader Framework (as of v0.6) include in-built compatibility with each other, installation order no longer matters. 


Install with ME3Tweaks Mod Manager.

  • Drag and drop the compressed (.7z) mod file for Private Message Terminal into the Mod manager window, and import it.
  • Select the mod in the Mod Manager library list (for LE3) and click "Apply Mod".


  • The mod is in English but translations are included for French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Russian.
  • In any other other localization, the mod will work just fine, but the single email and the few lines of text shown by this mod will be in English.
  • Mod authors that add new messages using this framework are in control and responsible for the translations of those messages.

Uninstall with ME3Tweaks Mod Manager. 

  • Go in Manage Target (for LE3), find Private Message Terminal in the list of installed DLC mods, and disable or delete it.
  • Private Message Terminal also makes some changes to the basegame file Engine.pcc, but these will have no effect on the game if the DLC part of the mod is not active.


Kudos to HenBagle for their work on the LE1 Sideloader Framework, which was an important inspiration for my mod. And thanks for the permission to include native compatibiliy.

To Mgamerz, SirCxyrtyx, d00t, HenBagle, Kinkojiro, and anyone who contributed to ME3Tweaks Mod Manager and ME3/LegendaryExplorer.

To sleeper286 for the German translation.
To TittyFish for the Italian translation.
To Dowewl for the Russian translation.