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Need a programmer/Help

Discussion in 'Hire a Freelancer' 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, android, blackberry, iphone, ipad. It's a very legit company and we have been pretty successful. We just want to amp up production of getting phones from 12-15 a day to 40+ a day.

    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!

    If anyone needs/wants more information I will definitely give it to you.

    Thanks!!!
     
  2. Qkyrie

    Qkyrie Newbie

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    always watch out with those bought gmails. They tend to get blacklisted fairly easily. Isn't there a possibility to buy extra smtps or something in that area?
     
  3. NickB2005

    NickB2005 Newbie

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    See I know nothing about this, which is why I am reaching out to you guys, in hopes of help.

    what's an extra smtps and what would I need/do with that?
     
  4. risefromdeath

    risefromdeath Power Member

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    If you repeatedly mail to craiglist masked emails from same accounts..the accounts are bound to get blacklisted by CL..so depending on the numeber of emails you send every day..you will need huge amount of emails.
    For the ip issue you should get some VPN

    Let me know if you have further queries.
    Thanks
     
  5. NickB2005

    NickB2005 Newbie

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    Yeah we have a VPN in place with firewall protection

    It's the email part we are trying to figure out.
     
  6. NickB2005

    NickB2005 Newbie

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    Forgot to mention we want this thing to send about 1,000+ emails a day.

    But it's going to rotate every email address.
     
  7. NickB2005

    NickB2005 Newbie

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    Anyone?
     
  8. NickB2005

    NickB2005 Newbie

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    anyone else have any ideas as far as what emails or anything to use with the VPN that we have setup?