Tor and Thunderbird / Mail.app
hwilson at gmail.com
Sun Apr 13 16:47:23 UTC 2008
I tried restarting Mail.app with Vidalia on and Tor disactivated.
Mail was still able to access messages.
Is IMAP through SOCKS? I'm just using Privoxy, and not using a SOCKS
proxy. I guess that's the problem?
Is SOCKS a solution? I saw there was some issue about it having
identifying header information.
On Apr 13, 2008, at 12:19 PM, Jay Goodman Tamboli wrote:
> 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 gmail.com> wrote:
>> That seems to not be true. Right now Tor is not running, safari
>> shows the privoxy error page, and mail.app is still able to send
>> and receive mail from gmail.
>> On Apr 12, 2008, at 10:28 PM, phobos at rootme.org wrote:
>>> On Sat, Apr 12, 2008 at 10:02:51PM -0400, hwilson at gmail.com 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 Mail.app. Is this possible?
>>> : Do the proxy settings that torify Safari apply to Mail.app?
>>> : http://www.torproject.org/docs/tor-doc-osx.html.en
>>> If you setup the proxy server in System Preferences, all native-
>>> applications should use the settings.
>>> : What is my checklist to make sure Mail.app isn't leaking IP
>>> Send yourself an email and look at the headers for your IP address.
>>> Alternatively, use tcpdump or wireshark to sniff the connection to
>>> 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/
>>> in the clear.
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