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Re: [tor-talk] Are webmail providers biased against Tor?
There are proxies where you don't need to verify yourself.
Tor should be a normal thing, sure it's anonymizing but it can help a lot.
2015-03-16 12:12 GMT+01:00 Ben Tasker <ben@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
> You'll likely see the same thing from anything that the provider considers
> to be an anonymous proxy - i.e. it'll affect Tor exits but isn't
> necessarily Tor specific.
> It's reasonably normal, if somewhat irritating
> On Mon, Mar 16, 2015 at 10:52 AM, <blobby@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > I have noticed that when I try to login to my Gmail or Hotmail accounts
> > with Tor, I invariably get asked to validate myself (e.g. receive an
> > This is understandably due my IP being in a different country from the
> > "usual" IPs that I use to sign in.
> > However, I have experimented with StrictExitNodes. I am in New York and
> > have used a number of New York exit nodes. I still get asked to verify.
> > I am wondering if Tor developers or experienced users know (for a fact)
> > whether or not this is "normal" or whether using an exit node
> > makes Gmail and Hotmail think that a "hacker" is attempting to access the
> > accounts.
> > This is not a case of a website e.g. Craigslist blocking Tor. It is
> > whether the use of an exit node IP automatically engenders scrutiny from
> > whatever security algorithms certain webmail providers use.
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