A modern, ajax powered, web based, mobile ready JAM Messagebase editor written in PHP.


This is at an early stage of development!

You can safely use webJAM in readonly mode already.

Write mode is currently being extensively tested by a few brave volunteers and myself and it's looking pretty stable, but still: You should only enable it, if you know what you're doing...
There's absolutely no guarantee this won't blow up your messagebase, so do backups!


webJAM is exactly what the slogan promises:

  • Modern
    as in "written in 2018"
  • Ajax powered
    as in "sleek app experience"
  • Web based
    as in "accessible via any browser"
  • Mobile ready
    as in "use it on your smartphone or tablet"
  • JAM Messagebase
    as in "one of the standards used for oldschool FTN Networks like FidoNet"
  • Editor
    as in "read and write Mails"
  • written in PHP
    as in "requires PHP and a server to run it"

This is still under slow, yet heavy development! You should be safe using it in readonly mode, but please take precautions (Backups, a dedicated point, ...) before enabling write mode!

There's an already quiet long wishlist for new features (like thread-navigation, new mail scan, personal mail scan, etc...) and I also do know about many bugs and quirks, but overall, this is a first preview on what's possible and it's what I'll be using for now..

I do not have time to frequently work on this project, so be warned: Further development will be slow paced. I'm thinking "years" here, not "months"...



Username: demo
Password: demo

No Mails will be actually sent, the whole messagebase will be reset once a day.


  • PHP 5.6+
  • A JAM Messagebase
    As provided by many FTN tools like Husky, MysticBBS, SyncroNet, GoldEd, etc....
  • A modern web browser
    Like Chrome, Firefox, Safari on desktop AND mobile devices!

Configuration & Installation

  1. Edit these two files to match your needs and rename them: dist/assets/include/config.inc.php.dist => dist/assets/include/config.inc.php dist/assets/include/areas.ini.dist => dist/assets/include/areas.ini You can use dist/bin/husky2ini.php to automatically create a suitable areas.ini for webJAM based on your husky configuration.

  2. Upload contents of the folder "dist/" to your webspace.


Simply upload the contents of the folder "dist/" and overwrite all existing files. No configuration files will be overwritten.

You should always have a look at the updated "dist/assets/include/ \
" and manually add newly introduced variables to your existing configuration at "dist/assets/include/ \


As of now, the only and central address for support of any kind is my private gitlab project page.
You'll have to register an account to post issues there, but I kindly ask you to do so - I will harm you not.. ;)

I'll eventually move over to a public github project, but not for now, not at this early stage of development...


If you'ld like to participate even more with this project, you're very welcome!

Here's my gitlab with all the sources and stuff:


Development dependencies

Development first steps

  1. npm install
  2. bower install
  3. All development is done inside the folder "src/".
  4. Run "grunt default" to export distribution files to the folder "dist/".


Copyright (C) 2018 Philipp Giebel stimpy <√ĄT> kuehlbox.wtf

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/.

3rd party

webJAM uses a lot of 3rd party software without which it would've never been possible:



Download stable


Download latest


git clone https://gitlab.ambhost.net/websites/webjam.git