Sukhbir Singh: > anonymous coward: > > You should use port 993 (SSL/TLS) for all IMAP accounts if you want to > connect to your mail server over Tor. That is why it is the default > setting :) > >> Thunderbird try to circumvent Tor? IsnÂt it just normal, TB tries >> to connect to the imap server on its port? > > No, it's not circumventing Tor, but the connection to the mail server > is being made over port 143, which in insecure and the exit node can > see all your traffic. The "normal" setting in this case is the default > setting of port 993 which you should not be changing. When I first set up Thunderbird I used the Starttls settings, I donÂt remember why I did this, probably due to late hour ;-) I changed to SSL and port 993 now- > PS: You should probably change your password, just to be sure. I already did that. I generally switched from 8 character passwords to 14 character passwords with random characters. For email accounts I now use passwords with at least 10 random characters. Thanks.
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