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How difficult would an opt-in bot be to build?

Discussion in 'General Programming Chat' started by OTrap, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. OTrap

    OTrap Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I was considering this a few years back, and I've decided to revisit its potential.

    I wanted to know how easy it would be to create either a bot or a script (whichever is easiest) that enables the submission of email addresses into an opt-in form with a major email marketing provider (such as AWeber) with the following capabilities:

    - use of a text list of proxies to make the IPs all look legitimately different
    - opt-ins at different intervals by setting parameters for randomized submission
    - referrer link spoofing (if necessary)
    - the submission via a CSV list of the first name and email address


    Apologies if this is in the wrong forum. I'll be damned if I ever figure out these forums.
     
  2. kiggd

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    You can use uBot, but honestly to build something like that isn't really much work.
     
  3. HostStage

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    You could use a macro recorder for that purpose. It is a do and reapeat action with no variables you can't reproduce with the mouse.
     
  4. steelballs

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    fatboy right here on BHW is the dude to make the BOT!

    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/members/16746-fatboy.html
     
  5. neu009

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    Sounds so familiar like the simple one I did for someone before. Not too hard especially as it can be made with ubot pretty simple, imacros etc.. Should be able to get this by a pro here pretty cheap. good luck
     
  6. Execute

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    The actual bot to perform those actions is pretty easy to make, the hard part is getting the users to accept the subscription to your email list because aweber requires a confirmation. It will be hard because they will get a confirmation email randomly and will most likely not want to opt in.
     
  7. Ruger

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    You can set it to single opt-in.
     
  8. Kiopa_Matt

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    But how are you going to ensure those subscribers you import double opt-in? Doesn't Aweber require that these days?

    Nonetheless, the bot itself as desired is quite easy to develop. Excellent project for a beginner developer to learn. :)
     
  9. DoorKnocker

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    hi otrap hows it going,

    still remember i use macros? i can easily do it and have been thinking about it doing it for some time now but i cant figure out this one

    -use of a text list of proxies to make the IPs all look legitimately different

    if i figure something out ill pm you
     
  10. OTrap

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    They do if the leads are actually imported.

    They do not if the leads are generated through an opt-in box.

    If it's that simple, the lowest bid is pretty much going to be who gets the job.

    PS - Nice to hear from you DK.