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== Configuration ==
 
== Configuration ==
  
Open the <code>Preferences</code> window (<code>Configuration -> Preferences</code>) and choose the <code>Mail Handling -> Proxy</code> page.
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<u>For all accounts</u>
  
Enable the proxy server and specify Tor's port (9050). The default hostname ("localhost") and the default proxy type ("SOCKS5") are correct.
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Open the <code>Preferences</code> window (<code>Configuration/Preferences</code>) and choose the <code>Mail Handling/Proxy</code> page.
  
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Check the box for 'Use proxy server'<br />
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Select the 'SOCKS5' type<br />
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Enter <code>localhost</code> for 'Hostname' and <code>9050</code> for the 'Port'.
  
[[File:configure_tor_connection.png||Setup Tor as a proxy]]
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<u>For one account</u>
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Open the <code>Account Preferences</code> window (<code>Configuration/Edit Accounts</code>), select the account you want to edit and click the <code>Edit</code> button. Got to the <code>Proxy</code> page.
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Check the box for 'Use proxy server'<br />
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Uncheck 'Use default settings'<br />
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Select the 'SOCKS5' type<br />
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Enter <code>localhost</code> for 'Hostname' and <code>9050</code> for the 'Port'.

Revision as of 18:46, 11 November 2020

Tor (The Onion Routing) is a software and communication infrastructure providing users with the ability to access services anonymously. Tor can be easily used with Claws Mail in order to retrieve and send emails.

Install Tor

Install Tor (or the Tor Browser bundle) from torproject.org or install it via your package manager.


Configuration

For all accounts

Open the Preferences window (Configuration/Preferences) and choose the Mail Handling/Proxy page.

Check the box for 'Use proxy server'
Select the 'SOCKS5' type
Enter localhost for 'Hostname' and 9050 for the 'Port'.


For one account


Open the Account Preferences window (Configuration/Edit Accounts), select the account you want to edit and click the Edit button. Got to the Proxy page.

Check the box for 'Use proxy server'
Uncheck 'Use default settings'
Select the 'SOCKS5' type
Enter localhost for 'Hostname' and 9050 for the 'Port'.