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Re: Vidalia Bundle and RSS in Thunderbird 3.0

On 12/28/2009 11:33 AM, Flamsmark wrote:
> 2009/12/27 Programmer In Training <pit@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> <mailto:pit@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>>
>     On 12/27/2009 10:00 PM, Andrew Lewman wrote:
>     > Leave the http, https, ftp, ssl, gopher, whatever fields blank.  only
>     > configure the socks field as "localhost:9050".  If thunderbird 3 has
>     > proper socks support, it will only use the socks proxy on localhost,
>     > port 9050 for access to the internet.
>     That setting causes my connection to time out and I cannot send/retrieve
>     anything.
> What happens if you set the http fields to
> <>, and the SOCKS field to

I get all kinds of weird problems. The RSS poller acts up, connections
time out or not randomly, etc. OTOH, I have little to no problems
(except subscribing to or clicking on anything contained within RSS feed
that is available on the web page in question) with multiple field
settings in FF 3.6b4. Those problems aren't critical to my use of Tor
with FF though.

> <>? What happens if you set the SOCKS field like
> this, but leave all other fields blank? Thunderbird may not know that
> `localhost' is shorthand for

I never use the shorthand.

> Slightly off-topic, but broadly related:
> Isn't Thunderbird known to be a `leaky' client? Of course, with a new
> version, its behaviour may have changed; but I was under the impression
> that it occasionally included the system's true IP address, hostname, or
> other identifying details in outgoing messages, or in communication with
> a mailserver. Can anyone confirm or deny this? Also, are extensions'

Compare this message with some of my older ones to the list and compare.

> traffic piped through the main proxy settings, or are extension writers
> responsible for determining their own behaviour? I'd love to use
> Thunderbird with Tor, but not if its unsafe to do so. Given that
> Thunderbird and Firefox share extension architecture, is it possible to
> use TorButton with Thunderbird?

I already tried that and TorButton isn't compatible with TB (at least
not TB3).

> My apologies if this messages is out of date by the time it is received.
> It is send using a slow store-and-forward system. The emphasis is on the
> `store'.

no problem.

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