On 12/27/2009 8:59 PM, andrew@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote: > On Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 11:19:35PM -0600, pit@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote 2.1K bytes in 48 lines about: > : feeds are polled (the new topics are displayed but not readable). I get > : an error saying that Tor is not an HTTP transport proxy or some such (I > > Right, Tor is a socks proxy, not an http proxy. You may have > mis-configured the proxy settings in thunderbird 3 to use localhost:9050 > for the http and https protocols. I did, but even when I use 8118 (the control panel gives the port of 9051), I still have problems with both email and RSS retrieval. > : Is this normal behavior? If so, why? This isn't covered in your online docs. > > It is. What may not be covered is Thunderbird 3 specifically, since > it's new and we rely upon volunteers to tell others how to configure > various programs. And as you've discovered, tor tells you it isn't an > http proxy. > In Pidgin, my IM client of choice, I have only a few problems (AIM and ICQ says its been getting too many connect requests from me) setting it to HTTP proxy with port 8118 (if this is an incorrect setting, I can change it to socks5). I'll try once again to set it as a socks5 proxy in Thunderbird 3. I was just copying the settings that TorButton uses in Firefox 3.6b4.
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