Is it a problem to log in gmail/facebook, while using tor browser?

It's not easy to be anonymous on the mạng internet. Here's how you can stay hidden even on tin nhắn.

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Your website browser is tracking you. It"s that simple.Cookiesmay not know your name, but they know where you"ve been & what you"ve sầu done và they"re willing lớn cốt truyện. It"s mostly about serving you targeted ads, but that"s not much consolation for those looking lớn surf in private.

Your browser"s incognito/private mode can only vì so much—sites are still going to lớn record your IP.. address, for example. And incognilớn mode doesn"t matter if you sign into lớn online accounts.

If you want khổng lồ browse the website anonymously (và use that private time to set up an email), you need aVPN servicevà theTor Browser, a security-laden, Mozilla-based browser from the Tor Project. It"s all about keeping you anonymous by making all the traffic you send on the mạng internet jump through so many servers that those who would track you can"t figure out where you really are. It"ll take longer lớn load a trang web using Tor, but that"s the price of vigilance.

The miễn phí Tor Browser isavailablein multiple languages for Windows, macOS, Linux, & Android. It"s self-contained & portable, meaning on a desktop it will run off a USB flash drive sầu if you don"t want lớn install it directly. Even Facebook has aTor-secure addresslớn protect users" locations, which allows them access in places where the social network is illegal or blocked.

Tor is not perfect & won"t keep you 100% anonymous. The criminals behind the Silk Road, aước ao others, believed thatvà got caught. However, it"s a lot more secure than openly surfing.

Second Step: Anonymous Email

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You can phối up a relatively anonymous Gmail trương mục, provided you don"t give sầu Google your real name, location, birthday, or anything else the tìm kiếm giant asks for when you sign up (while using a VPN và the Tor Browser, naturally).

You will eventually have khổng lồ provide Google some other identifying method of contact, such as a third-buổi tiệc ngọt email address or a phone number. With a phone, you coulduse a burner or temporary number. An phầm mềm likeHushedorBurnerworks, or buy a pre-paid cell phone and fib throughly when asked for any personal info. (Just know that even the most "secure" burner has its limits when it comes to keeping you truly anonymous.)


There are anonymous email services you can use, so why use Gmail at all? The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)saysit"s smart to lớn use a different tin nhắn provider from your personal tài khoản if you crave sầu anonymity. That way you"re less likely to get complacent and make a mistake.

chú ý that you also should use an gmail service that supports secure sockets layer (SSL) encryption. That"s the basicencryptionused on a website connection khổng lồ prevent casual snooping, like when you"re shopping at Amazon. You"ll know it"s encrypted when you see HTTPS in the URL (instead of just HTTP) và a loông xã symbol in the address or status bar.

Gmail, Yahoo Mail, & Outlook.com all support HTTPS; Google"s Chrome browser flagsall non-HTTPS sites as insecure. TheHTTPS Everywhere extensionfor Firefox, Chrome, Opera, và Android also ensures that websites default to using the protocol. (It"s built inkhổng lồ the Tor Browser.)

That"s great for web surfing, but neither HTTPS nor VPN keeps you hidden when emailing. You know that. Pseudonyms in email (like) aren"t enough, either. Just one login without using Tor means your real IP address is recorded. That"s enough for you to lớn be found; just askGeneral Petraeus.

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The point is, once you"ve sầu gone this far, there"s no reason to go back. Utilize a truly anonymous web-based mail service. Here are some lớn try.

Anonymous Thư điện tử Alias Generators

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Guerrilla Mail

Guerrilla Mailprovides ephemeral messaging—disposable, temporary email you can send & receive—andit"sall không tính phí. Technically, the address you create will exist forever, even if you never use it again. Any messages received, accessible at guerrillamail.com, only last one hour. You get a totally scrambled gmail address that"s easily copied lớn the clipboard. You can attach a file if it"s less than 150MB in kích cỡ, or use it to lớn send someone your excess Bitcoin. There"s an option to use your own tên miền name as well, but that"s not really keeping you under the radar. Coupled with the Tor browser, Guerilla Mail makes you practically invisible.

TrashMail.com


TrashMail.comisn"t just a site, it"s also abrowser extension for Google ChromeandFirefox, so you don"t even have khổng lồ visit the site. Create a new, disposable email from a number of tên miền options, và TrashMail.com will forward messages lớn your regular gmail address for the lifespan of the new TrashMail address, as determined by you. The only limit is how many forwards you get; khổng lồ go unlimited, pay $trăng tròn.99 a year. The site provides a full address manager interface so create as many addresses as you like.

AnonAddy

An open-source tool for creating unlimited tin nhắn aliases, AnonAddy doesn"t store any messages. It lets you make as many as trăng tròn shared tên miền alias (lượt thích
johndoe.anonaddy.com), or an unlimited amount of standard aliases using "anonaddy.com" for the address. But you get a lot more if you pay for the plans that start at $1 per month, like tư vấn for your own custom tên miền name. It also offers extensions for Firefox, Chrome, Brave sầu, và Vivaldi browsers.

MailDrop

To get a MailDrop address, you don"t need to sign up, create a password, or pay a dime. The messages it accepts are limited: text or HTML that"s less than 500KB in size; only 10 at a time; & messages are cleared our regularly. But it supports extra aliases using a period in the name, so can be used at one site while works on another, both using the same trương mục. But it"s not that secure. Remember, you don"t even need a password, so neither does anyone else who wants to lớn sign into lớn your MailDrop. And all connections are logged.

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With servers in Switzerl& (a country that appreciates secrecy),ProtonMail provides fully encrypted messages. Anyone can get a không lấy phí tài khoản that holds 500MB of data & up lớn 150 messages per day, or pay 4 Euros per month lớn get advanced features like five addresses each with 5GB storage for up to lớn 1,000 messages per day, and tư vấn for ephemeral messages that disappear after a set time period.

Encryption is one thing, but anonymity comes via ProtonMail"s specific support for Tor via an onion site it mix up at protonirockerxow.onion. It provides full instructions on how to lớn mix up Tor on your desktop or di động phone. Having anonymous users is so important khổng lồ ProtonMail, it doesn"t require any personal info when you sign up. It even supportstwo-factor authentication and doesn"t make logs of IPhường addresses used for access.

Tutanota

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Germany-basedTutanotais so secure, it even encrypts subject lines và contacts. A không tính phí plan for private use comes with 1GB of storage, but you can tăng cấp for 12 to 60 Euros per year, depending on your needs. Premium features include aliases, inbox rules, support, more storage, custom domains, logos (on the high-kết thúc version), and more. It"s limited lớn the Tutanota tên miền, but there are apps foriOSandAndroid.

Hushmail

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Recommended by the EFF & others,Hushmail"sentire clayên to fame is that it"s easy khổng lồ use, doesn"t include advertising, và has built-in encryption between members.

Of course, to get all that, you have lớn pay, starting at $49.98 per year for 10GB of online storage; there"s akhông lấy phí 14-day trial for personal use. Access it on the web oriOS. Businesses can use Hushmail starting at $3.99 per user per month for nonprofits, going up to lớn $5.99 for small businesses and $9.99 for legal & HIPAA-compliant healthcare entities. There"s a one-time $9.99 setup fee for everyone.

cảnh báo that Hushmail hasturned over records lớn the feds before, well over a decade ago, and its terms of service state you can"t use it for "illegal activity," so it"s not going khổng lồ fight court orders. But at least it"s upfront about it.

PrivateMail

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TorGuard is a global VPN service, which goes for around $9.99 per month to start. The service provides a separatePrivateMail service, which is $8.95 per month with 10GB of encrypted storage. All accounts get secure OpenPGP encryption of mail, no ads, và 24/7 help; try it không tính phí for seven days. There"s also an Android và iOS phầm mềm for Smartphone users, but all the data is synced across devices. The anonymous part not only keeps your identity secret, it also supports anonymous payments with cryptocurrency, some of which can be used khổng lồ pay for your PrivateMail account.

Mailfence

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Belgium-basedMailfencestarted as a collaboration suite for organizations in 1999, and it still offers a 500MB không lấy phí plan to lớn anyone who needs it, complete with encrypted gmail and two-factor authentication logins. You can jump up lớn 5GB storage with 10 aliases for 2.50 Euros per month, or go Pro for €7.50 & get 20GB, 50 aliases, and more—lượt thích full Smartphone và Exchange support. Businesses & nonprofits can get a customized interface.

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Abine Blur

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For $39, Blur provides a service unlượt thích anything else. This browser add-on is a password manager that lets you go about your online business without revealing anything about yourself. While almost every site/service online needs your email address lớn function—most use it as a username—Blur lets you create an unlimited number of anonymous, masked gmail addresses (& one anonymous phone number & masked credit card). Use them anywhere & everywhere. All the messages sent to lớn the various anon emails will funnel to your regular email address. The only company in the know about who you are, really, is Abine. Read our full Reviews.


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