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I need a programmer

Discussion in 'General Programming Chat' started by NickB2005, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. NickB2005

    NickB2005 Newbie

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    Okay guys so here's the deal, my company is on our 3rd programmer and ran into a little bit of a problem with craigslist.

    Here's what we do....We run a company where we search craigslist manually (or at least for the past 2 years it's been manually) using first craiglook before it was shut down and then searchtempest. We buy and sell used and new cell phones.

    We look in every city/state in the US and send a email to every single person that has one of our 67 models we sell (can never finish the list on a daily basis) all we do is change the price we offer.

    However, since last Thursday craigslist seems to of blocked my IP thinking I'm doing something wrong, but it's been perfectly fine the last 2 years?

    Our current programmer came up with some awesome stuff, but is now stuck because his IP got banned too before he put up a VPN/firewall.

    We now are stuck and don't know what to do, but what we want/have kind of right now is a web interface that run and finds the models in our price range and emails them automatically. However, we can't run it because the email part we only have 15 accounts through our domain right now that rotate off each email it sends. He said we need about 300 gmail/aol accounts for it to work. So we said we can buy 1000 gmail accounts and he said he doesn't think it's going to to work that way?

    Anyone able to help us out here? I know this is a long post, but I am just trying to put it down as it comes to me!

    Thanks!!!
     
  2. globolsales

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    HI can u give me more idea so that WE can work for u , from softwareoutsourcing.biz
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  3. MaDeuce

    MaDeuce Newbie

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    Nick,

    When you say, 'craigslist seems to of blocked my IP', you mean w.r.t. sending email correct? In other words, you are still performing your searches as before, yes?

    If your programmer's IP got blocked, can't he just start using another IP (via proxy, vpn, or whatever)? When you say 'got blocked', blocked in what way?

    If I'm understanding things correctly, it sounds like the main (only?) problem is that your outgoing email to the CL anonymized addresses is being blocked. And, until now, you've been getting by OK using 15 originating email accounts on your server.

    If that's the case, just setup (for example) ten new VPS servers, ideally all on unique C-blocks. You won't be limited by available email addresses, and you'll be back in business.

    Who is saying that you need 300 gmail accounts, but that 1,000 gmail accounts won't work? I'm lost here. Anyway, if you went the VPS, or similar route, you wouldn't need gmail anyway. Bulk gmail (or yahoo, etc.) accounts can be a pain; if you can skin the cat another way (e.g., via VPS), you'll be better off in the long run.

    --Ma
     
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  4. NickB2005

    NickB2005 Newbie

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    If I'm understanding things correctly, it sounds like the main (only?) problem is that your outgoing email to the CL anonymized addresses is being blocked. And, until now, you've been getting by OK using 15 originating email accounts on your server.

    This is exactly right. This is what is happening.

    Our current programmer bought a VPN and set it up and for some reason he said he is afraid to run it because he thinks the 15 email addresses we use will basically do what you described before.

    What can I tell him?
     
  5. MaDeuce

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