Minimail was a messaging system on Habbo which allowed users to send an email-type message to their friends . It could be found in the Habbo Client (accessed by typing :mail or using the "Me" menu to open the Minimail widget). Users used to be able to send a confidential message to friends, regardless of whether they were online or offline, but after the Mute this was disabled as they believed it could not be moderated properly. Minimail is located under "Hot Stuff" where hot campaigns are advertised.
With the Habbo Minimail system, there are many different features to choose from when users are looking through their minimail messages. Habbos are able to check their sent box to see what messages they have sent in the past. They are able to compose a message by clicking the "Compose" button. This will bring up the editor, "send to" and subject boxes, just like a real email. Users are able to delete Minimail messages by clicking on the Minimail and then clicking the red delete button at the bottom. Alternatively, users can reply to the message. Habbos are also able to check their trash, just in case they deleted some important information by mistake. Just below the green button called check for new mail, users are able to scroll through all their Minimail messages they have not yet deleted. Messages in the trash get automatically deleted after 30 days if they have not been deleted manually.
Habbos also used to able to send Minimail messages whilst they were on the client. To do this, they highlighted the people on their friends list that they would like to send a message to (this included offline friends too). After the recipients had been selected, Habbos had to click the button on the bottom left, just above the search tool. This button will have an envelope with a little star in the right-hand corner. Upon clicking, it would come up with the same Minimail box, but with the selected recipients already there.