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Re: Vidalia Bundle and RSS in Thunderbird 3.0

On 12/28/2009 12:18 PM, Andrew Lewman wrote:
> On 12/28/2009 12:38 PM, Programmer In Training wrote:
>>> 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.
> I'm going to create a vm and load up tb3 to see what issues arise.  It
> may be that much like firefox, the tb socks support is lacking.

I can recreate the issues I'm having and then screen-cap the setting I
was using, if you think that would help.

>>> 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'
> easier to write a scrubbing smtp proxy that can cleanse your emails
> before being delivered to a mail server.

I'd use such a program in association with Vidalia, but I might have
some issues since I use GPG to sign all outgoing mail. Which reminds me,
I need to set up GPG to use Tor when looking up keys.

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