[tor-talk] Google disable web-access to gmail for Tor-users?
praedor at yahoo.com
Tue Apr 5 21:54:49 UTC 2011
The problem with gmail appears to be tied to certain countries. I created a completely anonymous gmail account late last year (no SMS crap) via tor. I have found that most of the time I am able to connect to my account but there are times ("wrong" exit node/country?) when it refuses to let log in.
I use tor button on mozilla, by the way. You must enable cookies and 3rd party cookies to be able to log in.
--- On Tue, 4/5/11, Joe Btfsplk <joebtfsplk at gmx.com> wrote:
> From: Joe Btfsplk <joebtfsplk at gmx.com>
> Subject: Re: [tor-talk] Google disable web-access to gmail for Tor-users?
> To: tor-talk at lists.torproject.org
> Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2011, 2:03 PM
> On 4/5/2011 12:52 AM, grarpamp
> > First I've heard that they require SMS to *USE*
> > However, SMS has been required for quite some time
> > to *CREATE* a new gmail account. There was a thread a
> > few months back regarding creation. And to date, I've
> > been able to create a new gmail account without SMS
> > any exit anywhere on the planet. Nor from any
> > DHCP pool I have access to.
> I've had this Gmail acct since 2007 (that I tried w/ Tor
> the other day after OP's question). I've not tried to
> create any new ones lately via Tor, so you may be right.
> What if you don't have a phone # to give them (or don't
> want to) - they just don't let you create an acct?
> In the past, I could use Tor w/ Gmail - assumed they
> changed policies.
> It's pretty nervy (& savvy) of them to attach a
> phone # w/ email acct. Obviously, people are eating it
> up w/ a spoon. Their google st. view had a pic of my
> house w/ car in front - showing license plate. Had
> them remove my house.
> FYI - I tried GMX w/ Tor couple days ago - worked just
> >>> I'd bet, from the Google message about
> "unusual activity," it was
> >>> because the exit node wasn't in the same
> country I used when created
> > Yeah, they like to pop up red warning banners for avid
> > I just hit dismiss, no SMS junk required.
> What do you mean by "I just hit dismiss?" When I
> tried Gmail thru Tor from a PC, there was no way to
> "dismiss" the screen. The only way (I found) around
> giving a phone, was fill out their "investigation" form, w/
> a 2nd email, info about your Gmail acct, then wait for
> reply. I didn't follow the link they sent, but assume
> it'd require resetting PW. Not a good solution to this
> > I've never had any problems sending any message
> anywhere, at all.
> Are you talking about using Tor & Gmail - recently, w/o
> SMS or other #?
> >> clicked through the help links and filled out some
> form explaining my
> >> desire for strong pseudonymity, and they lifted
> the block without a
> >> cell #.
> Was this a permanent lift of ban while using Tor? As
> in, you never had to ask them again or had problems logging
> in w/ Tor?
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