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Re: is tor an email mixmaster?


yes, i started my TOR exit node with port 25 open (default is close)
and half a year later my provide sent me a letter that my PC is
sending many spam mails permanent and that i should check my PC
for malware.
Because i could not find an email relay i could forward the mails to,
i closed port 25.

So TOR is in use as an email mixmaster.



> Hi
> want to know, if tor is as well an email mixmaster,
> e.g. we have an email client, which is sending only pgp encrypted 
> emails,
> then the ISP is excluded as he cannot read, but data retention laws 
> allow to log the IP from where the email is sent and the email server 
> knows the last exit point of the encrypted package (email).
> If now in this email client an onion routing system would be enabled, 
> then all email (enc. Packages) would be routed, and some exit nodes 
> would deliver them.
> Is this already possible with Tor? Are there enough exit nodes? would 
> it be possible and useful for email services to force every node to 
> be an exit node for encry. packets to email accounts? how much 
> bandwidth is a node requiring then for mixing/forwarding emails only?
> are there developers working on that? or interested?
> Regards