does tor protect from isp reading your email?

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by montanglo, Apr 21, 2011.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. montanglo

    montanglo Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2009
    Posts:
    5
    or knowing you are accessing it
     
  2. montanglo

    montanglo Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2009
    Posts:
    5
    and can someone post just tor.exe
     
  3. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2005
    Posts:
    5,096
    As long as the mail software is setup to use Tor, and your browser is setup to use the DNS service (not of your ISP, but) of the exit node, and since the Tor requests are encrypted - then your email should not be vulnerable to ISP inspection, either knowing that you are reading email (unless it is from the ISP's webmail server), or otherwise.

    Posting just for Tor.exe makes no sense - I do understand that it is relative to a Widows versionf Tor, but that should make not difference.

    -- Tom
     
  4. montanglo

    montanglo Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2009
    Posts:
    5
    How about webmail as yahoo etc ( without or with https-is then perhaps tor unecessary) and how do you set up browser to use dns service of the exit node(with detail please)
    Tried latest TOR bundle from tor website but tor.exe does not start from vidalia,so tried the previous version 0.2.6.-starts fine but says it is outdated for the current network
     
  5. noone_particular

    noone_particular Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2008
    Posts:
    3,798
    Download the Tor expert bundle. Not sure why it's called a bundle when it just contains Tor. Download links on this page.
     
  6. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2005
    Posts:
    5,096
    Hi montanglo,

    Make sure Firefox has the Torbutton add-on, and when Tor is enabled via Torbutton that network.proxy.socks_remote_dns is set to true (open about:config) and paste it in the filter near the top of the web page - ignore and click on the warning button about warranty.

    -- Tom
     
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.