I sent an email to [email protected] with "get bridges" as the body by using my gmail. I didn't receive any response.

Is the service down? Is there something else I can do to get a list of bridges?

  • With regards to your concerns about the security of receiving bridges via email, please see this thread: tor.stackexchange.com/questions/3511/… Jul 13, 2015 at 16:57
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    In an attempt to reproduce your missing reply email, I sent a mail requesting bridges a couple of hours ago (also from a Gmail account). I'm also yet to receive a response. Perhaps others who know more about this service can help, or, alternatively, you could send a quick mail to [email protected], as listed on this page. Jul 13, 2015 at 19:28
  • It seems there was a temporary problem with some component. However right now the service seems to work as expected.
    – Jens Kubieziel
    Jul 16, 2015 at 22:04

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I always use this feature to get new bridges but the address is different. I send "get bridges" to [email protected]. Actually I sent one to be sure about my answer (:D). It is working perfectly.

Also you can get new bridges through bridges.torproject.org.


COMMANDs: (combine COMMANDs to specify multiple options simultaneously)

get bridges            Request vanilla bridges.
get transport [TYPE]   Request a Pluggable Transport by TYPE.
get help               Displays this message.
get key                Get a copy of BridgeDB's public GnuPG key.
get ipv6               Request IPv6 bridges.

Currently supported transport TYPEs:





NOTE:The minimum time between emails is 3 hours. All further emails during this time period will be ignored.

Example :

To:[email protected]

body: get bridges

Send !

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