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Adding to facebook via comma delimited text file?

Discussion in 'FaceBook' started by joemc, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. joemc

    joemc Junior Member

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    Hi
    I currently have about 100-200k email addresses, all facebook members, in a text file in the form:
    name1@live.co.uk, name2@gmail.com,
    etc

    I was wondering how I can add these to either my personal facebook profile or group?
    (all divided into 2/3k files)
    When i go to the find friends...and click "import contact file" it manages to recognise/display the first contact (name1@live.co.uk) but doesn't show the rest.
    I've tried removing the space between the comma/next address, re-naming the file to a number of formats (csv,txt,etc) but still no luck.
    And it seems on group pages i'd only be able to invite people who haven't already got a facebook account using the email file method?

    Thoughts/help?

    Thanks everyone :)
     
  2. khirad

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    pm ME
     
  3. Peter Shaw

    Peter Shaw BANNED BANNED

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    When inviting to a group you get an option allowing you to enter emails. Simply copy and paste the emails from your txt files into the box, and click send invitations :)

    Alot of time it says you can only invite people who are your friends, so then, your stuck.
     
  4. joemc

    joemc Junior Member

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    It doesn't seem to work. Only shows the first contact from the file. Any ideas why it won't work?

    Giving me a "you have exceeded the limit" message now anyway >.<

    Thoughts anyone? :)
     
  5. Peter Shaw

    Peter Shaw BANNED BANNED

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    Try on a different account? :)
     
  6. joemc

    joemc Junior Member

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    Still no luck. :(

    You tried inviting this way recently?
     
  7. joemc

    joemc Junior Member

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    Anyone got any ideas why it's not working?

    Seems to me like my files would really help in kick-starting a page/promotion/idea...if only it would work lol...if you wanna pm me regarding the lists or whatever please do :)
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  8. soberealtor

    soberealtor Junior Member

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    u should just be able to import...you can do this only when inviting people to a group.

    questions.

    1. is this a pva account
    2. how many people are in the group?
     
  9. joemc

    joemc Junior Member

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    Hi
    Just completely blank profile/group. Phone verified. Wanting to use emails to kick start it. I'll try again later with a new pva :)
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  10. mrxinbollywood

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    Your problem is all emails gathered by you in

    xxx@xxx.com, abc@abc.com
    this format, but you need it in

    xxx@xxx.com
    abc@abc.com

    this format.

    So in an excel sheet import the emails through data import from text file. [your email ids should be in text file.]

    In text Import Wizard:
    1. Select Delimited
    2. Then click next
    3. Then from Delimited click space and comma
    4. Click next
    5. Then click on finish

    Now you can see all email ids are in column format in excel sheet.

    Now click on the the row where all email ids are mentioned, then paste it as special and select transporse.


    Now you can see all email are in perfect format.

    Now import all email to facebook group or your find friends feature.

     
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  11. joemc

    joemc Junior Member

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    @mrxinbollywood Thanks so much! That's exactly the answer i needed! and thanks for the way to convert it!
    Gonna start my facebook promoting now :)
     
  12. EARTHDOG

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    share it :)
     
  13. joemc

    joemc Junior Member

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    I might post up some small amounts after I've used them for a while :) but no way I'm posting the whole list :) (saturation and all)
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  14. joemc

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    Small problem....got it working...somewhat..
    So i went to a new event..went to invite...and invited say 4000 from the email format...in 600 member chunks...all successful.
    However under "awaiting reply" it shows blank pictures for them all....and their email address instead of name?
    Also added my address after the rest...and never got a mail/invite...
    It shows like only 600 under awaiting reply..however this number seems to increase by 30 each minute?
    Maybe it's just slow at sending them out...and i can just see email address for privacy reasons..or maybe im doing something wrong?
    Any help/thoughts?
    Thanks
     
  15. mrxinbollywood

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    Facebook takes some time to send invitation to all as it is use by a huge number of people all time.
     
  16. joemc

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    Still though...not inviting people properly :/
    If anyone had this problem and knows how to solve it, and wants a 5k email list in return then pm me :) (or post publically for free if you want ;) )
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