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Re: [tor-talk] Sending email from Tor browser

On Sat, Jun 14, 2014 at 11:15 AM, Joe Btfsplk <joebtfsplk@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> Using webmail vs. an email client (like Thunderbird) may not be as
> convenient, but eliminating the client means one less thing that could
> possibly compromise anonymity.

First, a 'webmail' browser (IE, FF, mac) and an 'email client' (outlook,
thunderbird, mutt) are each 'one thing', there are not two layered apps
there, and if you eliminate from 'one' you have zero.

Next, disagree!
Email client exposure is limited only to the message content and the
rigorous and simple SMTP/IMAP/POP message transfer protocols.
And you can use any console client to reduce risk of interpreting message bling.
Webmail exposes you to the message content, the HTTP transfer protocol,
plus whatever the hell else they want to jam down your browser to interpret
and execute via that. That's beyond bad! And the odds that a console browser
will work well (if at all) with your webmail service are basically zero.

> follow the configurations and / or have security issues or information leaks.

Both of them can have these equally, so this is moot.
Moreso, browsers are risky code bloated overkill for email.

> When using email clients, it's largely up to users to configure them (vs. TBB ),

And learn how to manually configure and test your stuff yourself first so
at least you have a clue how to verify that TBB, torbirdy, whatever are
actually working.
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