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



Google is checking if your IP is a Tor Exit Node, no matter from where you
want to connect

2015-03-16 11:52 GMT+01:00 <blobby@openmailbox.org>:

> 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.
>
>
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