Setting up a proxy is a very straightforward process in TexAu.
Proxies are ONLY necessary if you are using the TexAu cloud version from your browser. Never run without a proxy on the cloud. Ever.
If you are unsure, or cannot afford a proxy, you can use our desktop version that runs locally on your computer and doesn't require any proxy or any technical setup. You can download it here:
If you don't have a proxy yet, you can check that list of recommended providers here:
Important: when buying a proxy ONLY choose HTTP proxies, not HTTPS or SOCKS5. Otherwise, it won't work.
First, go to your preferences in the top right corner of the dashboard:
Then go to Proxy and click "New Proxy".
In each field, add the following in order:
- Name of your Proxy: can be anything; use something memorable, mentioning the client’s name or location.
- Proxy IP and Port,
If you have issues connecting with your Proxy, you can try to append HTTP:// in front of the IP.
- Username: The username your provider assigned to you.
- Password: The password needed to authenticate to your Proxy.
Once you filled in your proxy credentials, hit the "Test Proxy" button. If the test passes, it will display your proxy location.
Then choose the social platform you would like to use with your Proxy by default:
Here's the whole process:
For each platform selected, you will see the added Proxy activated by default:
If you are using the TexAu Cloud version in your browser, never forget to toggle your Proxy ON before running any automation:
Depending on your proxy provider, it's not unusual to have a proxy disconnection from time to time (downtime).
If you have any issues with a running a single automation or workflow that can't connect properly to your social account, you should first test your Proxy.
You can test the connection of your Proxy by clicking on your Proxy in the settings:
Then hit the "Test" button again. If your proxy location shows up, then your Proxy connection is fine.
You can also use this free proxy tester to be sure that not only it's down in TexAu but from your machine, which leaves no doubt if it happens:
If you want to switch to another proxy provider or try another proxy for the same location, you can update your Proxy details here: