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Re: Tor and Thunderbird / Mail.app

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@xxxxxxxxx> 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@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:

On Sat, Apr 12, 2008 at 10:02:51PM -0400, hwilson@xxxxxxxxx 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- Apple
applications should use the settings.

: What is my checklist to make sure Mail.app 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.