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Re: Using Tor with Thunderbird: problem with Gmail SMTP server

Just set thunderbird under preferences not to use tor. The problem
with this is that you won't be anonymizing your email. Have you
thought about using the web client? There are no problems with sending
mail there.

On 12/25/06, Artem Litvinov <litvinovartem@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I have a problem with sending my mail through Gmail SMTP server, using
Thunderbird under Linux. The mail is not sent when Tor is enabled.
I read here
that I need to exclude the IP of SMTP server from being proxied.
But I do not know how to do that.
Please explain it to me in a simple fashion, if you know.

Here follows in details what I do:

> 4.2. Mozilla Thunderbird Install the [WWW] Torbutton extension and
> enable Tor in Thunderbird by clicking on the onion in the toolbar (if
> it has a red cross).

Yes, I did that. Tor is enabled.

> Just remember to exclude all your SMTP servers in the Connection
> settings (Edit-Preferences-General or Tools-Options-General) dialog
> box, otherwise you probably won't be able to send any mail.

I cannot find it! There is not a word about SMTP servers in this dialog box.

> If you're using the same server name for receiving and sending mail but
> still want to recieve mail through Tor, change your SMTP server's name
> to it's IP and exclude the IP from being proxied. This way, mail will be
> received from your mail server by it's name (and through Tor), but sent
> by the same server without Tor.

Yes, I use the same server for sending and receiving mail
(smtp.gmail.com and pop.gmail.com).
IP address of smtp.gmail.com is (I got it by ping)

How to exclude this IP from being proxied? Where is it done?

Please give detailed and simple instructions if possible.