Tor and Thunderbird /

Holmes Wilson hwilson at
Sun Apr 13 16:47:23 UTC 2008

I tried restarting 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?
> /jgt
> 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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