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Re: [tor-talk] Are webmail providers biased against Tor?



On Mon, Mar 16, 2015 at 01:40:08PM -0600, Mirimir wrote:
> On 03/16/2015 04:52 AM, blobby@openmailbox.org 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
> > SMS). 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
> > automatically 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.
> 
> Use a Tor-friendly email provider, such as <https://vfemail.net>
> [available at <https://344c6kbnjnljjzlz.onion>] or <https://cock.li
> [sense of humor required].

All big russian e-mail service tor-friendly. E.g. Yandex.ru, biggest from
them (i am with them throught tor). Other rambler.ru and mail.ru.
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