Tor and Thunderbird /

Jay Goodman Tamboli jay at
Sun Apr 13 16:19:11 UTC 2008

If you are using IMAP and you change your proxy settings, you'll have  
to tell mail to disconnect and reconnect before it goes trough the  
proxy, or you can quit an relaunch Mail. Also, which proxy setting are  
you using? SOCKS?


On Apr 13, 2008, at 11:43, Holmes Wilson <hwilson at> wrote:

> That seems to not be true.   Right now Tor is not running, safari  
> shows the privoxy error page, and is still able to send and  
> receive mail from gmail.
> -Holmes
> On Apr 12, 2008, at 10:28 PM, phobos at wrote:
>> On Sat, Apr 12, 2008 at 10:02:51PM -0400, hwilson at wrote  
>> 0.4K bytes in 12 lines about:
>> : I'm looking for a good way to use Tor for accessing email on OS  
>> X.  It
>> : seems like Thunderbird is working with the torbutton plugin.  But  
>> I'd
>> : prefer to use  Is this possible?
>> :
>> : Do the proxy settings that torify Safari apply to
>> :
>> If you setup the proxy server in System Preferences, all native-Apple
>> applications should use the settings.
>> : What is my checklist to make sure isn't leaking IP  
>> information?
>> Send yourself an email and look at the headers for your IP address.
>> Alternatively, use tcpdump or wireshark to sniff the connection to  
>> see
>> what leaks.
>> Just remember that unless you are using pop3s or imaps (that is pop3
>> over ssl or imap over ssl) the exit node can see your username/ 
>> password
>> in the clear.
>> -- 
>> Andrew

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