Compatible applications

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While the main usage of JonDo is anonymizing web surfing, there are a lot of other applications that you may use with the program.

In the following, you will see some applications that have successfully been tested with JonDo. You will also find there some basic instructions regarding their configuration. If you have your own suggestions, write us: For every submission which is published here, we will send you a JonDonym-couponcode worth of 500 MB for free.


Web browser - anonymous WWW surfing

If you are surfing the web via JonDo using JonDoFox, your IP address and the characteristics of your browser are anonymized. But you should in any case pay attention to the following notes while surfing, because otherwise JonDonym is not able to protect you:

  • If it is possible, enter personal data on web sites only if they are secured by HTTPS. JonDoFox shows for these sites a blue or green bar within the address bar.
  • If it is possible, enter your correct personal data only if you want to order some physical product. In all the other cases you should use imagined identities and do not use login names more than once.
  • Use different, randomly generated and preferably long passwords for each web service. You may use password programs like KeePass, in order to generate identities and passwords automatically and save them securely.
  • Avoid Flash and Java applications. Download web videos instead of viewing them directly in your browser.
  • Deactivate Flash and JavaScript in the settings of your Acrobat Reader. Do not have displayed pdf-documents in your browser.
  • Allow JavaScript only if you need it necessarily.
  • Allow cookies just temporarily. Do not use Google search if you have accepted cookies for Googlemail.

Secure PDF documents: harden Adobe Acrobat against attacks

Using Edit->Preferences (key combination: Strg+K), you should disable various functions of your Adobe Reader in order to secure it against hackers.

Multimedia Trust must not be allowed (prevents direct IP connections):

JavaScript must be deactivated (prevents hacker attacks):

Internet: Forbid displaying PDFs in the browser (prevents direct IP connections):

Disposable e-mail addresses

If you are using one and the same address more then once in order to send or receive your e-mail, you are "creating" an identity with it. In the following you will find some web services which you may use to quickly switch your e-mail pseudonym:

Sending e-mails from disposable addresses

If you want to send e-mails, but do not want to reveal your identity to the addressee or a third party, the best thing is using the remailer interface provided by the German Privacy Foundation (click here). If the addressee has a contact form on his web-site, of course, you may use rather this one.

Receiving e-mails to disposable addresses

If you are registering on web-forums you often have to leave an e-mail address in order to get a confirmation. If you do not want to use your own e-mail address for it, you may use rather one of the following temporary PO boxes:

Create pseudonymous E-Mail accounts Pseudonymous inboxes for whistle-blowers

Journalists, bloggers and other whitle-blowers may use the PrivacyBox (click here).

E-mail accounts in one minute

There are many e-mail provider that allow you to set up a new account very quickly if required. Please be aware that you do never access these accounts without using JonDo because otherwise your IP address is being revealed. Please note that almost all of these services need cookies for login.

   * Hushmail (HTTPS/POP with SSL; needs JavaScript)
   * SafeMail (HTTPS/POP with SSL; usable without JavaScript if you are choosing "User-Interface-NoScripts" below the password while logging in)
   * VFEmail (HTTPS/POP with SSL, [you need a disposable address for registration])
   * HotPop (no HTTPS; POP with SSL; only 8 character passwords; choose random answers on questions about personality)
   * Gawab (no HTTPS; POP with SSL you need to allow JavaScript for Gawab and Recaptcha for signup)
   * Bordermail (no JavaScript, but also no HTTPS/POP)
   * Breakthru (no cookies, no JavaScript, but also no HTTPS/POP)
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