My college provides internet access via wifi and uses a proxy server. Every time when I open my browser I have to enter user name and password for internet access.

I used Tor for anonymous surfing. I want to know can I use Tor for different application like Mozilla Thunderbird, utorrent, etc.

  • Dear, How does this question relate to Tor?
    – Roya
    Jun 14, 2014 at 18:35
  • lots of services are blocked like torrent, large size file download...i used Tor and got succeeded. then i read don't use Tor with torrent...is there any way to use that ?
    – A. Prasad
    Jun 15, 2014 at 4:32
  • check out i2p for torrenting. i'm not sure entirely how their torrents work, but they boast how well they work.
    – puser
    Jun 16, 2014 at 9:56

1 Answer 1


It is possible to do, but a bad idea in most cases. Most applications leak sensitive information when using with (or possibly without) Tor. Less importantly, how necessary is it that Google doesn't know where you logged into your email.

Tor Project has a page about Torifying and instructions on specific applications.

For Mozilla Thunderbird it is recommended to use Torbirdy. Installation instructions can be found here.

For a torrenting take a look at this question.

I also recommend the use of Tails as it is a live Linux OS that routes all traffic through Tor.*

The Amnesic Incognito Live System is a live CD/USB distribution preconfigured so that everything is safely routed through Tor and leaves no trace on the local system.

*All of the applications in it are specifically configured to route through Tor and no non-Tor traffic can escape (or at least in theory.) However, it does drop unexpected/non-tor traffic.


You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .