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How are are providers like TheBigProxyList.com useful if public proxies are not anonymous?

Discussion in 'Proxies' started by OrangeOrchid, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. OrangeOrchid

    OrangeOrchid Newbie

    Sep 21, 2012
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    Signed up for "TheBigProxyList.com" and a few other providers of public proxies.

    I expected the public proxies to often fail, which is ok. What I did not expect was for them to not be anonymous. I found that when I used the proxies in the lists provided, my IP address was being forwarded on with the requests I was making. I suppose this is since the proxies are not anonymous?

    On the front of the website, it advertises that the proxy lists are useful to "Access Google, Yahoo, Craigslist, Facebook, eBay, etc." I don't understand how this could be the case with respect to anything anyone on this forum would want to be doing if the proxies are not anonymous?

    Not trying to complain about wasted money, just wondering if I am missing something or perhaps need to change the way in which I am using the proxies that would add anonymity to the equation?

    Thanks so much!
  2. sn0rt

    sn0rt Elite Member

    Jun 12, 2012
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    "Most obstacles melt away when we make up our mind
    "Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is
    The only type of proxies that are "safe" are Elite proxies. All the other ones send information, including "anonymous proxies"
  3. proxygo

    proxygo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Nov 2, 2008
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    people like big proxy - my self proxygo - killa -
    we offer public proxies - some offer public proxies
    harvested through websites, some like me and killa
    offer public proxies that arnt found on websites, these
    are known as port scanned public proxies and without
    a port scanner you wont get them.
    a port scanned list of proxies is superior to a website list
    of proxies because less people get them and most people
    who ip scan for public proxies dont share them on an open
    website, so all your left with is sites like big proxie sharing
    scraped proxies from other sites so they dont last long
    because anyone with a proxy scraper can get them

    there generally used for seo tool searches
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2013