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Re: [tor-talk] Mail services: Hotmail / Live, Outlook
On 3/15/2013 4:04 PM, grarpamp wrote:
Don't know if this will always work, for all providers, but I have set
torrc to use only exit nodes in my country or same country where I
signed up for the acct.
For some providers, that may work. I tried it once w/ Yahoo, not
specifying exit node country & they gave the msg mentioned.
Hotmail / Live will lock you out for traveling.
Attempts to self recover will create a ticket for human review.
They are thus NOT recommended for Tor users.
Though untested, presumably this failure extends to their new Outlook service.
"It looks like someone else might be using your account.
To help you-and only you-get back in, we need to verify that it's yours."
Reset exit nodes, got a *NEW* IP & dialed again. This time no problem.
THAT time, appeared they were only looking at the country - not city,
state, province, etc.
It may not work in all cases, but worth a shot. If a provider had any
sense, they'd allow the traveling user to answer secret questions, etc.
For the less security informed: Don't choose secret questions like,
"What make was your 1st car" or "What is your favorite color," w/
answers like "Ford" or "Blue." That's like shooting fish in a barrel to
Don't choose those type questions, if given an option. If no choice for
questions, answer it w/ a nonsensical answer. "First car:" = "bug guts
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