Opened 2 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

#27092 new defect

Torbirdy Disabled Still Needs Tor to Fetch Emails in Thunderbird 60+

Reported by: Luigi-B Owned by: sukhbir
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/TorBirdy Version: Tor: unspecified
Severity: Normal Keywords: Torbirdy, Thunderbird
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Just installed Thunderbird 60.0b10 and re-installed Torbirdy. After disabling it and shutting down Tor browser (OSX) I noticed that TB was not fetching any emails. Verified that Torbirdy was in fact disabled in add-ons. When I re-started Tor browser and tried again, it then fetched emails as normal. Restarted all applications and Mac, but problem persists.

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comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by sukhbir

TorBirdy requires that you have Tor running, whether through Tor Browser or the Tor daemon. So if you closed Tor Browser, you won't be able to use TorBirdy. The wiki has more information about this.

Does that answer your question or did I misunderstand?

comment:2 Changed 2 years ago by Luigi-B

I was using Tor browser, but even after shutting it down and 'deactivating' the Torbirdy extension in Thunderbird and attempting to fetch emails it failed. I kept the Torbirdy extension disabled...then as a test restarted Tor, and it fetched emails successfully. I understood that disabling an extension in Thunderbird was enough to turn off this feature.

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