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Re: [tor-talk] Accepting Java

Max wrote:
> On 2011-07-12 00:09, JW wrote:
> > Max wrote:
> >> On 2011-07-11 18:46, JW wrote:
> >>> Lalle Bralle wrote:
> >>>> I'm trying to get countermail working with my TOR bundle I use
> >>>> on a USB stick for added security and anomity when I feel I
> >>>> need it. However, I believe Java has some security holes that's
> >>>> why it's not accepted. While that's good I need TOR to accept
> >>>> java so I can access countermail's login applet and considering
> >>>> their site's security (no IP logging, added end-to-end
> >>>> encryption, OpenPGP encryption, digital certificates) along
> >> with
> >>>> the fact the added anomity I will receive by using a TOR bundle
> >>>> on my USB stick with a portable FireFox it should not be that
> >>>> harmful.
> >>>>
> >>>> Anyone that could help me?
> >>>>
> >>> I, too have never found a recipe for success with Countermail.
> >>>
> >>> Indeed, the Countermail Engine requires Java in order to work. I
> >>> have seen web traffic from the Countermail Team regarding Java
> >>> security issues. You may want to write to them directly and ask.
> >>> They will respond. They'll explain to you why they feel it's not
> >>> an issue.
> >>>
> >>> I actually wound up accessing Countermail through Google Chrome
> >>> and a Tor connection with JanusVPN. That works well, but then
> >>> with Tor you run into the issue where you can login, but then you
> >>> go to access your mail, or reply and you have to login again due
> >>> to Tor's constantly shifting IP's. Countermail was supposed to
> >>> be working on this issue,but I've yet to see a resolution.
> >>>
> >>> Bottom line, without Java CM won't work and with Tor it doesn't
> >>> play nicely either.
> >>>
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> >>
> >> Ah, ok. I will contact them as I've been asking questions and they
> >> respond quickly. Now it's always great with competition and other
> >> than AnonymousSpeech I haven't find any other decent anonymous
> >> e-mail domains. Could you or anyone as well recommend some other
> >> that works well with tor? I like both, I guess AS is preferred via
> >> TOR because it doesn't use Java.
> >>
> > Actually, one CAN use Countermail in an email client such as
> > Thunderbird , with the appropriate settings, and  with Tor. I just
> > set that up. No real need to access Countermail through a browser.
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> Is there something specific I need to do to make Thunderbirds'
> connections go through TOR?

I wish I could be of more assistance here.

I use JanusVPN. As a VPN it routes all TCP traffic on my machine through
Tor. Thus, I don't need any special settings in Thunderbird to proxy
Countermail through Tor. I use the standard Countermail server
settings. I did not have to change them.

Perhaps a note to the Countermail Team would help. I'm sure they
can help with the recommended settings.

Sorry I could not be of more help.

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