[tor-talk] Hotmail

Joe Btfsplk joebtfsplk at gmx.com
Tue Sep 27 00:16:15 UTC 2011

On 9/26/2011 6:23 PM, John Boingboing wrote:
> Hello
> I might be on to something.
> I entered localhost port 9050 in Firefox 6.0 disabled Java and Flash and imposed a firewall block on firefox.exe except for localhost port 9050 (outbound).
> When using TorButton I couldn't view or compose a message, but with TorButton gone Hotmail is accessible again.
> There may be a downside, but as long as you are only interested in
> pseudonymity, changing the originating IP in the mail header is good
> enough for me.
> Anyone care to comment on the the following solution?
> http://anonymous-proxy-servers.net/en/help/flash-applets.html
When you say,

"with TorButton gone Hotmail is accessible again"
you mean that you've turned Tor off?  By turning off Torbutton, you disable Tor in FF (not just Torbutton).  If that's what you did, can't tell if Torbutton was the problem or Tor itself.

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