Email Collecting software
Email collectors are the programs that harvest email addresses from various types of media - CDs, DVDs, Internet, files stored on your computer and so on.
So the first question you should ask yourself when looking for an extractor is what type of media you will use for "harvesting emails." All examples that will be provided here are real software titles typical for their classes and highly regarded on the market. You can download trial version of each of these titles and see how it works.
All collectors can be divided into two large groups:
- the Internet email collectors;
- collectors that pull out emails from files.
The Internet email harvesters are well represented by MassReach Email Extractor and similar software. This is how MassReach Email Extractor works - you type in URL and the program gathers the email addresses from that webpage. Or you can type a keyword or keywords and the program will find top ranking pages to extract emails from. This is very effective method, yet very easy - just type a keyword or a phrase related to your business, like "jobs", "office software", "Dallas autodealers", "Computer retailers", "Las Vegas cafe", etc. You can specify filters for scanning depth and paths. The program supports multi-threaded page loading and can work quietly in the background, consuming very little system resources. All you need to run this program is a connection to the Internet and a computer with Windows 2000, 2003 or XP installed.
The last type of email colectors is composed of the programs that harvest email addressess from files on your computer. These files may be temporary Internet files, text files, even executable files. One example of such programs is MassReach Email Logger. Your hard-drive may be a source of hundreds, even thousands of emails. You just have to be a little bit creative. Using this program is just as easy as the previous two. You just specify files, folders or drives and the program gathers emails for you.