Version 10 (modified by cypherpunks, 8 years ago) (diff)

removed dead links (AMO & xpi file)

Codename: TorBirdy

TorBirdy is Torbutton for Thunderbird, Icedove and related Mozilla mail clients. It may also work with other non-web browser Mozilla programs such as Sunbird.


TorBirdy is experimental. Use at your own risk! Please read our design goals document to understand what we're trying to accomplish with TorBirdy for our users.

Install from Mozilla, the Tor Project website, or Github

Currently TorBirdy is pending review in the TorBirdy Mozilla Add-Ons website. TorBirdy will be available from the Tor Project website in the near future. TorBirdy is available from github as an xpi.


Note: Use this chapter with care until TorBirdy developers remove this notice. User contributed, not from TorBirdy developers.

Source: tor-talk TorBirdy 0.0.10 released - testing and feedback requested!; #6360.

Privoxy is a http to socks forwarder and required. (For reasons explained in #6360.)

Install privoxy.

Backup /etc/privoxy/config and replace it with following one.

# Generally, this file goes in /etc/privoxy/config
# Tor listens as a SOCKS4a proxy here:
forward-socks4a / .
forward-socks5  / .
forward-socks5  .onion .
confdir /etc/privoxy
logdir /var/log/privoxy
#actionsfile standard         # Internal purpose, recommended
#actionsfile default.action   # Main actions file
#actionsfile user.action      # User customizations
#filterfile default.filter

# Don't log interesting things, only startup messages, warnings and errors
logfile logfile
#jarfile jarfile
#debug   0   # show each GET/POST/CONNECT request
debug   4096 # Startup banner and warnings
debug   8192 # Errors - *we highly recommended enabling this*

toggle  1
enable-remote-toggle 0
enable-edit-actions 0
enable-remote-http-toggle 0
buffer-limit 4096

forwarded-connect-retries               2
accept-intercepted-requests             0

keep-alive-timeout                      5
socket-timeout                          300

Additional Add-Ons

enigmail (OpenPGP GPG for Thunderbird)

(Source: #6019)

sukhbir: Using Enigmail with TorBirdy is recommended, has been tested and is supported. The version information is suppressed and there are other important security fixes also. Line 51-57 in `prefs.js' details this.

ioerror: I've been using it and Enigmail does add some information, which we could suppress. It is however fine to use together as far as I can tell.

mixgui (mixminion remailer for Thunderbird)

(Source: #6020) MixMinion isn't really ready for prime time. While we'd love to hear feedback about use with TorBirdy, I'm skeptical that MixMinion itself works very well. So for now, I'd suggest that you do not mix that plugin and TorBirdy unless you've got some good data or good feedback.

Lightning (Calendar for Thunderbrid)

See #6319.

Other Add-Ons

Please do not install random Add-Ons. If they have not been reviewed by the TorBirdy developers, they could harm your anonymity. Open a ticket it the Add-On is not listed here.

Assigned Tickets to this project

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This project is by Jacob Appelbaum, Sukhbir Singh and tagnaq.