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SocksChain runs as a local proxy server on your computer on ports 1081
or 1080 and transmits queries through a chain of remote proxy servers.
The program establishes a number of connections to open
proxy servers on the Internet to deliver your messages.
When SocksChain is running on your computer, it allows incoming connections
from the Internet. Your computer will act as an open
relay allowing others to connect to your computer. To block access
to the program, use SocksChain together with a software or a hardware
firewall. Another approach is to open the Settings window in SocksChain
and select the "Enable connections only from localhost" check
Three basic steps are required in order to configure PostCast Server
to send messages through SocksChain. If all settings are correct, PostCast
Server will first establish a connection to SocksChain and then to the
remote proxy servers to deliver messages:
and run the SocksChain software
PostCast Server to use SocksChain
messages from PostCast Server
1. Install and run
the SocksChain software
First download the copy of the program
The program costs $49. A fully functional 30-day trial version is available.
You have enough time to install the program and purchase it if you are
satisfied with the results.
The installation process is straightforward
and automatic. The program installs itself into the " c :\Program
folder and creates a shortcut on your desktop. Open the program and select
the "Tools/Proxy Manager" from the menu to get the latest list
of proxy servers:
press the 'Update list' button, the program downloads the list of proxy
servers from the web site. Press the 'Test all' button to find the servers
that work. If the server is accessible, a yellow light bulb icon is shown
as on the picture below. Close the window after the program completes
2. Configure PostCast
Server to use SocksChain
After the installation, SocksChain creates
a chain of servers on port 1081. You need to instruct PostCast Server
to use port 1081 on local computer to connect to SocksChain. Open the
Firewall Settings window from the Settings/Connection window and instruct
the program to use a local SocksChain SOCKS5 server to send messages.
You need to enter 127.0.0.1 in the SMTP and HTTP text boxes and 1081 for
port numbers as shown on the picture below. Use the DNS address of your
ISP. To find a correct DNS address, press the CTRL+I to open the Network
3. Send messages from
Send a test message to your own e-mail
address from PostCast Server. SocksChain will quickly create a chain of
proxy servers and send your message through them.
If you see the activity in the program,
but the message cannot be sent, it is possible that SocksChain was not
able to find working socks proxy servers. It is difficult sometimes to
find a SOCKS proxy which will reliably deliver mail to all addresses.
Some of them block port 25 and are unusable for mail delivery. Others
are rejected by various anti-spam
services, or appear on the blacklists.
Use the Tools/Proxy Manager window in SocksChain to download the latest
list of working servers or find the lists
by yourself and add the addresses to the program by pressing the Add button
in the Proxy Manager.
- Firewalls and Proxies Explained
- SocksChain Application