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Re: Yahoo Mail and Tor

What about those of us who consider Windows to be the Abomination of Desolation (1010011010) and refuse to run that operating system?

Privoxy provides pre-compiled Windows versions, but I was unable to download the source for Privoxy 3.0.12 via Tor and Privoxy, and it's blocked by my country's firewall, so I can't download without using Tor, either.

The standard Tor bundle download for non-Windows still includes Privoxy 3.0.6, which mangles Yahoo mail.

Any chance of either an update to a later version of Privoxy or an alternative privacy package in the standard Tor download for non-Windows OSs?



--- On Mon, 6/7/09, Roger Dingledine <arma@xxxxxxx> wrote:

From: Roger Dingledine <arma@xxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Yahoo Mail and Tor
To: or-talk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Received: Monday, 6 July, 2009, 11:06 AM

On Mon, Jul 06, 2009 at 10:51:03AM +0400, James Brown wrote:
> > Are you by any chance using the Vidalia bundle which unfortunately
> > contains a Privoxy version that is several years out of date?
> >   
> > As far as I know, the Yahoo-related problems have been fixed
> > quite some time ago and if you still notice any problems with
> > Privoxy 3.0.12 or later, feel free to report them so we can
> > fix them.
> I have installed the latest stable verison for Windows but nothing changed.
> Now I use Vidalia 0.1.14, Tor, Privoxy 3.0.6
> Do I need use testing or unstable version?
> P.S. Under Linux Debian I have such problem too, but some little than
> under Windows.  There I use standart packages for Debian Lenny AMD64.

You should try the Tor Browser Bundle for Windows, and compare how
that goes. It uses Polipo rather than Privoxy, so should have different
application-level behavior.


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