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    2323and others who need to use secure, reliable smtp services? (votes: 2)
    2526How would one route his email through Tor? My email client (Microsoft Entourage for Mac OS X) has support for SOCKS and TUNNEL proxies, but setting my mail proxy for SOCKS port 9050 or 8118 both produces errors when trying to proxy to SSL SMTP servers via port 25. What am I missing here? Also, setting this proxy doesn't seem to affect incoming POP3 SSL mail, but only affects outgoing mail, albeit without success. A little guidance on how to configure POP3 email clients to use Tor would be much appreciated!
     28'''An attempt to answer the smtp email questions above: The Tor exit servers are likely blocking smtp port 25 in an attempt to stop spammers. Some Tor exit servers *sporadically* allow TLS/SSL smtp over ports 587, 995, etc., but at the present time there is no consistent, reliable policy or service.  (Also your remote email provider must support the use of alternate smtp ports such as those above.) You could use the remailer network but there can be reliability problems with them. Of greater importance is the fact that the remailer network does NOT accept large messages, e.g., scanned documents which can easily be many MB each. If you are a whistleblower or other person who needs to send large documents quickly and anonymously, you have a real problem. At this moment, Tor is not the answer.'''
    2731Can Tor be used in a network that has NO DEFAULT ROUTE?  The only access method from this network is to use a traditional proxy.  Is there a way to chain proxies so that TOR requests are sent outbound via the standard proxy? (votes: 1)