Best Email Scraper Program?

by everyonewins 16 replies
Hello,

I just joined the Warrior Forum. I was wondering if someone could help me out.

I'm looking for the best program out there to scrape emails from websites.

I was wondering what everyone was using...or what works best? It would be better if there was a WSO...but that's not a requirement...

Thanks
#main internet marketing discussion forum #email #program #scraper
  • Profile picture of the author Coby
    It's easier to just build your list legitimately...

    Why do you need to scrape email addresses?

    I would spend my time trying to build a real email list rather than trying to build up a list to spam folks.

    Just my 2 cents.

    Cheers,
    Coby
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    • Profile picture of the author everyonewins
      Originally Posted by Coby View Post

      It's easier to just build your list legitimately...

      Why do you need to scrape email addresses?

      I would spend my time trying to build a real email list rather than trying to build up a list to spam folks.

      Just my 2 cents.

      Cheers,
      Coby
      Thanks for the reply Cody. I don't really plan to scam or "bulk email" the emails that I get, I'm just looking for a way to save some time in getting my "first version" of the list so to speak. After I get a list of emails I can then go through them to see if they are valid emails to legitimate companies that I can offer my services to. I'm hoping this will help me save time and be more efficient.
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  • Profile picture of the author rcnsmith
    In The United States of America, the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003[7] made it illegal to initiate email to a recipient where the electronic mail address of the recipient was obtained:
    • Using an automated means that generates possible electronic mail addresses by combining names, letters, or numbers into numerous permutations.
    • Using an automated means to extract electronic mail addresses from an Internet website or proprietary online service operated by another person, and such website or online service included, at the time the address was obtained, a notice stating that the operator of such website or online service will not give, sell, or otherwise transfer addresses maintained by such website or online service to any other party for the purposes of initiating, or enabling others to initiate, electronic mail messages.
    Furthermore, website operators may not distribute their legitimately collected lists. The CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 requires that operators of web sites and online services should include a notice that the site or service will not give, sell, or otherwise transfer addresses, maintained by such website or online service, to any other party for the purposes of initiating, or enabling others to initiate, electronic mail messages.

    It's a bad idea. And there are companies out there with fake addresses that once you send a message to them will know you are a spammer and take legal action.... Now if you are not in the US or just dont care you probably want to find a shady place for that.
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    • Profile picture of the author everyonewins
      Originally Posted by rcnsmith View Post

      In The United States of America, the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003[7] made it illegal to initiate email to a recipient where the electronic mail address of the recipient was obtained:
      • Using an automated means that generates possible electronic mail addresses by combining names, letters, or numbers into numerous permutations.
      • Using an automated means to extract electronic mail addresses from an Internet website or proprietary online service operated by another person, and such website or online service included, at the time the address was obtained, a notice stating that the operator of such website or online service will not give, sell, or otherwise transfer addresses maintained by such website or online service to any other party for the purposes of initiating, or enabling others to initiate, electronic mail messages.
      Furthermore, website operators may not distribute their legitimately collected lists. The CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 requires that operators of web sites and online services should include a notice that the site or service will not give, sell, or otherwise transfer addresses, maintained by such website or online service, to any other party for the purposes of initiating, or enabling others to initiate, electronic mail messages.

      It's a bad idea. And there are companies out there with fake addresses that once you send a message to them will know you are a spammer and take legal action.... Now if you are not in the US or just dont care you probably want to find a shady place for that.
      Wow...I didn't know that. Does this mean you cannot even use automation to go and get people's emails off of their website? Even if you don't plan to email them in bulk...but just use this list as a "first version" that you then go through?

      I see some email scrapers for sale here on the Warrior Forum. Why are they being sold here if they are illegal?
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      • Profile picture of the author rcnsmith
        Unless specified by the directory, the website, or the person, then you cant legally. As you would also have to read the terms of service on the website, you can bet an automation software would not do that so again thats a no (Every terms has its own wording. and all the standard ones that most sites use clearly state no).

        Essentially, unless someone give's you permission and provides their information to you, you should not send them an e-mail.
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        • Profile picture of the author everyonewins
          Originally Posted by rcnsmith View Post

          Unless specified by the directory, the website, or the person, then you cant legally. As you would also have to read the terms of service on the website, you can bet an automation software would not do that so again thats a no (Every terms has its own wording. and all the standard ones that most sites use clearly state no).

          Essentially, unless someone give's you permission and provides their information to you, you should not send them an e-mail.
          Can someone elaborate on "someone giving you permission". If you find their email address on their webpage is this "permission" implied? I suppose the only other way is to call them on the phone and ask them for permission to email them? Really curious on this...
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          • Profile picture of the author Coby
            Originally Posted by everyonewins View Post

            Can someone elaborate on "someone giving you permission".
            They opt-in to get emails from you or buy a product from you. This is outlined in the Can Spam act

            Cheers,
            Coby
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            • Profile picture of the author everyonewins
              Originally Posted by Coby View Post

              They opt-in to get emails from you or buy a product from you. This is outlined in the Can Spam act

              Cheers,
              Coby
              I can understand this from a "passive" perspective. For example, they visit your squeeze page and "opt in". But how do you get them to actually go to this squeeze page...can you email them and tell them about it?
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              • Profile picture of the author Coby
                Originally Posted by everyonewins View Post

                I can understand this from a "passive" perspective. For example, they visit your squeeze page and "opt in". But how do you get them to actually go to this squeeze page...can you email them and tell them about it?
                How to get them to visit your squeeze page...

                1.) Twitter
                2.) Facebook
                3.) Linked in
                4.) Google Plus
                5.) YouTube
                6.) PPV
                7.) PPC
                8.) Solo Ads
                9.) Banner Ads
                10.) Articles

                Should I go on?

                Cheers,
                Coby
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      • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
        I see some email scrapers for sale here on the Warrior Forum. Why are they being sold here if they are illegal?
        They should not be here. Send me the links to those offers (via PM) and they will be removed.


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  • Profile picture of the author GuruGuna
    There is no point in scraping if you can't send emails. Read up on CAN SPAM. Once you finish reading, you wouldn't want to scrape.

    Just build a list. It is very easy.
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    • Profile picture of the author everyonewins
      Originally Posted by GuruGuna View Post

      There is no point in scraping if you can't send emails. Read up on CAN SPAM. Once you finish reading, you wouldn't want to scrape.

      Just build a list. It is very easy.
      Building a list is easy...

      Can you give me some tips on building a list manually? I've been using keywords in Google and going to each and every site looking for their contact page. Is this what you do?

      I know this seems like a basic question...but I'm open to any "tricks" anyone might have to speed the process up...
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      • Profile picture of the author Mollysue
        PLEASE don't scrape email addresses!

        I'm speaking from the heart here, as in the past 10 hours I've received approximately 70 spam mails, all promoting the same weight loss product.

        I came to the forum to see if anyone else is having this problem today and here you are, asking how to do the same thing, ie spam

        It's as annoying as ***k to see them keep popping up, so if you want to keep your integrity, don't scape and don't spam!
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  • Profile picture of the author everyonewins
    I certainly won't be using any automation software after learning of this. Thanks to all!
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  • Profile picture of the author Malcolm Thomas
    I would focus on building an email list the right way because it will be more beneficial for you in the long term to do it that way. Spamming people is illegal and you could get in trouble for doing such actions.
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    • Profile picture of the author everyonewins
      Originally Posted by Malcolm Thomas View Post

      I would focus on building an email list the right way because it will be more beneficial for you in the long term to do it that way. Spamming people is illegal and you could get in trouble for doing such actions.
      In regards to the "right way", is visiting company websites, finding their email address, and emailing them individually okay? Someone made mention of the fact that if you don't have a person's permission to email them you cannot email them?
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