I would like to use Skype's proxy setting on Mac. However, when I click "Change",

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it just takes me to SystemPreferences -> Wifi -> Advanced -> Proxies.

What am I supposed to do to set up a proxy for Skype? I wish to do this because others can resolve and attack me with booters very easily thanks to Skype.

I would like a method that does not require an additional application. Please do not post links to apps which attempt to route the connections on a per-app basis. It should be possible to do this without one.

Preferably, I would like a proxy "just for Skype". Not for the entire OS to use.

How can I configure a proxy to be used by just Skype?

  • already saw that, those are all really ugly applications and i'd prefer to do this the hard way lol
    – ThatGuy343
    Jan 21, 2015 at 9:42
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    Always helps if you mention what you already looked at. Saves a whole lot of wasted google time
    – Tetsujin
    Jan 21, 2015 at 9:45
  • Apologies :) i will edit the question
    – ThatGuy343
    Jan 21, 2015 at 9:46
  • And as usual, the Windows version of Skype has all it needs to use a spécific proxy, but the mac version does not. Why did Microsoft NOT implement that "basic" functionality in the mac version?
    – Carlo
    Jul 28, 2017 at 11:21

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You can set up a Proxy in OS X of your choosing and let Skype use it.

Skype works with HTTPS and SOCKS types of Proxy.

Alternatively without setting up a Proxy and in order to protect your privacy in Skype you can simply use the Skype feature to Hide your IP.

Open Skype- Preferences - Advanced.


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    I would like a proxy "just for skype". Not for the entire OS to use. How can I configure the proxy to just be used by skype?
    – ThatGuy343
    Jan 26, 2015 at 15:33
  • AFIK that can not be done, other than setting the whole system to that connection (proxy). As soon you set up a proxy you can tell Skype to use it.
    – Ruskes
    Jan 27, 2015 at 5:42

You cannot set a proxy "just for Skype". The Skype developers have not programmed that option and therefore it does not exist.

Mac OS X and for example Windows only allow you to set a system-wide proxy.

Unless the developer of an application allows you to set an application-specific proxy, you cannot set a proxy without a third party application.

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