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



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].
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