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Re: Pidgin with TOR

On 12/31/2009 7:30 AM, krishna e bera wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 31, 2009 at 05:37:26PM +0530, emigrant wrote:
>> i am using the pidgin with ubuntu. and i installed TOR as well.
>> i want to set up TOR to one of the yahoo accounts in pidgin.
>> so i went to proxy settings and changed the gnome proxy setttings into
>> socks5 and host and port 9050.
>> but each time i restart pidgin the yahoo account wont' start. i think
>> its may be due to yahoo email is opened?
> As it says on the second part of 
> https://wiki.torproject.org/noreply/TheOnionRouter/TorifyHOWTO/InstantMessaging#Pidgin
> if you want Pidgin to work with a specific account,
> go to Accounts (in Pidgin) and modify the proxy settings there.
> The GNOME proxy settings will not work for this.

While you can do per account proxy settings, you can setup Pidgin as of
2.6.4 for client wide use of Tor.

> The screen capture on that wiki page is out of date -
> i am uploading a new one now.

You can use mine at
The image is licensed same as the post (e.g. CCD CopyWrite

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