[tor-commits] [flashproxy/master] Update gmail-setup.txt.
dcf at torproject.org
dcf at torproject.org
Thu Oct 4 00:34:59 UTC 2012
Author: David Fifield <david at bamsoftware.com>
Date: Wed Oct 3 12:02:50 2012 -0700
Correct some text labels from going through the process again.
doc/gmail-setup.txt | 64 +++++++++++++++++++++++---------------------------
1 files changed, 29 insertions(+), 35 deletions(-)
diff --git a/doc/gmail-setup.txt b/doc/gmail-setup.txt
index 847e5b7..e3685e6 100644
@@ -1,49 +1,43 @@
These are instructions for setting up a Gmail account for use with the
email-based rendezvous and flashproxy-reg-email. These instructions were
-current as of September 2012.
+current as of October 2012.
You may have trouble if you are using Tor to create the account, for two
reasons. The first is that exit nodes are a source of abuse and Google
is more suspicious of them. The second is that Gmail is suspicious and
can lock you out of the account when your IP address is changing. While
setting up the account, use a single node in your torrc ExitNodes
-configuration. Choose a U.S. exit node, one of the ones with the lowest
+configuration. Choose a U.S. exit node, one with low bandwidth.
-"CREATE AN ACCOUNT" button.
+youtube.com; it seems to be necessary). Click the "CREATE AN ACCOUNT"
-Enter the account details and click "Next Step".
+Enter the account details. You don't need to fill in "Your current email
+address". Enter a mobile phone number for later activation of two-factor
+authentication. Solve the captcha. Click "Next Step". You may have to do
+a phone SMS verification here.
-What may go wrong is that after entering the account details you see a
-screen "Verify your account" that asks for a mobile phone number. Try
-again with a different low-bandwidth exit node. exit node, one of the
-ones with the lowest bandwidth. Also, it may be my imagination, but
-Gmail seems to be checking for user names that appear randomly
-generated; try inserting vowels between your randomly generated
-consonants to make the word pronouncable.
+At this point the Gmail account is created. If you are pushed into
+joining Google+, close everything out and go back to
-You may be gently forced into joining Google+ at this point; I think
-that the Gmail account is already created, so you may be able to skip
-Google+ by browsing back to https://mail.google.com/. If not, you can
-delete the Google+ account by clicking on the account name from inside
-Log out of the account and log back in again. There will be new text in
-the lower right reading "Recent Activity". Click "Details" and turn off
-the suspicious activity warnings. This will keep you from getting locked
-out when you come from different IP addresses. At this point you should
-remove the temporary ExitNodes configuration from torrc.
+Log out of the account and then back in again. There will be new text in
+the lower right reading "Last account activity". Click "Details" and
+turn off the unusual activity alerts. This will keep you from getting
+locked out when you come from different IP addresses. At this point you
+should remove the temporary ExitNodes configuration from torrc.
Add a filter to prevent registrations from being marked as spam. Click
-on the gear icon, and select "Settings". Select "Filters" and add a new
-filter. For "Containing the words:" insert "in:spam". You will get a
-warning that says it will not match any incoming messages; this appears
-to be wrong and you can click through it.
-Enable IMAP. Click the gear icon, then "Settings". Click "Forwarding and
-* Disable POP
-* Enable IMAP
-* Auto-Expunge on
+on the gear icon and select "Settings". Select "Filters" then "Create a
+new filter". For "Has the words" type "in:spam", then "Create filter
+with this search". There will be a warning that filters using "in:" will
+never match incoming mail; this appears to be false and you can just
+click OK. Check "Never send it to Spam" and click "Create filter".
+Enable IMAP. Click the gear icon, then "Settings", then "Forwarding and
+ * Disable POP
+ * Enable IMAP
+ * Auto-Expunge on
+Click "Save Changes".
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