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Re: [tor-talk] Vidalia error message with TorBirdy

Roger Dingledine:
> On Tue, Jul 02, 2013 at 09:27:23PM +0000, anonymous coward wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I start Tor with Vidalia. And I use TorBirdy with Thunderbird.
>> Sometimes I see a message from Vidalia:
>> This is from the Vidalia log:
>> Jul 02 22:34:44.907  Application request to port 143: this port is
>> commonly used for unencrypted protocols. Please make sure you don't send
>> anything you would mind the rest of the Internet reading!
>> Why should TorBirdy connect to 143? There is  nothing on port 143 on my
>> machine though....
> It sounds like your Thunderbird is attempting to access a destination
> over Tor (probably your imap server) where the destination port is 143.
> Port 143 is the default port for imap. Port 993 is the default port
> for imaps.

Oh, I just checked, I used STARTTLS, which actually is port 143. I
switched now to TLS/SSL. But, what did the message mean in the end, did
Thunderbird try to circumvent Tor? Isn´t it just normal, TB tries to
connect to the imap server on its port?


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