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[SCRIPT] Scrape E-Mails from Instagram Bios [BUILD E-MAIL LISTS]

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by dolphindive, May 11, 2016.

  1. dolphindive

    dolphindive Newbie

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    Hello BHW community,

    I have a script that uses Instagrams API to pull e-mails from instagram bios and it works really well, you can specify your target market so it pulls from the right profiles. Successfully got thousands of e-mails after running this for just a few hours.

    I would like to make this available for the BHW community to use. My script runs off of API and therefore needs an API key. How do I make it so anyone at anytime can use my script - without an API key? Is this possible?

    Also if possible:
    1) I coded this in PHP, but do not know how to build this out into a nice User Interface. Any resources on building a UI will be very much appreciated.
    2) How do I license the program so my script can't be stolen/cracked?

    Thank you!
     
  2. VinesBeLikeIG

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    Not currently technically proficient enough in that area to answer your question, but bumping this because I would love the script OP is referring too.
     
  3. JustChillin

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    I've also created a similar script except that I don't use the public API. I'm using the private API and the user (client) only needs an account, no API keys.

    If you use the public API, then you could probably apply on the Instagram website as an application and see if they approve you. If they do, it should be easy from there. You could just use OAuth.

    If you don't, I guess you can use one API key, but since there is a limit per hour, you shouldn't probably over-use it. Maybe a temporary unavailable error or switch to another API key until the previous one's limit is expired.

    1) I'm not into web development, but you could use HTML+CSS. Look up for Bootstrap, you might find it useful.
    2) Since PHP is server-side language, I don't think they'll be able to steal your source code. You can prevent unauthorized usage by having a login system. If you want to share the script's code, but keep it a secret as well, look up for ionCube.
     
  4. auuuu

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    I'm using the scraper of JustChillin, the problem is to get those emails inboxed
     
  5. JustChillin

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    You should try Mailchimp, GetResponse or Aweber.
     
  6. auuuu

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    I got some issues with Mailchimp before, I'll try them. The fact is that by scraping emails you doesn't have the permission to send them promotional stuff with those services. Tried SendBlaster and my yahoo email was banned after 10 emails sent lol

    EDIT: Tried with Mailchimp, seems that it's working very fine.
     
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  7. brkseven

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    I had good and bad experiences with MailChimp. I suggest Amazon SES and software like the mentioned SendBlaster. Now let me ask, any news about availability of the script???
     
  8. auuuu

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    Just use Instagram Manager by JustChilli, it works flawesly
     
  9. BeardGuy

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    I'm trying to make a scraper with the Instagram Private API too, I am proceeding by following this method:

    1) get the hashtag feed and take the user of each picture
    2) get the user info and check in their bio an email address

    There is no problem with the first step cause there is no limit in getting the hashtag feed, but i'm unable to check the user info because after 8/10 calls it says "Too many request..bla, bla".
    Do you have this problem too? I'm going to be crazy and I don't know how to solve it.
     
  10. 5zz

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    Why would you guys even use Instagram's public/private API? There's Instagram.com(web interface) - you can get hashtag feed, biographies, it's easier to request and I'm pretty sure it's easier to fool too.
     
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  11. JustChillin

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    You can't solve it, it's a limitation by Instagram unfortunately. They added this recently. And also, getting the hashtag feed also have this limitation if I am not mistaken.
     
  12. BeardGuy

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    Yes it is, but I think it requires more time to scrape
     
  13. BeardGuy

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    Do you know another way to scrape?
     
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    You don't need to use Instagram API at all now when you have access to Instagram.com. Just scrape it from there.
     
  15. 5zz

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    As I said, create a bot that makes use of Instagram.com(web interface) and a few proxies(free). It will take longer to scrape, you won't get banned/be limited though.

    1. Scrape "http://instagram.com/explore/tags/SOME_HASHTAG", extract window._sharedData, decode, get IDs("codes" actually) of all photos.
    2. Scrape "http://instagram.com/p/PHOTO_CODE", extract window._sharedData, decode, get uploader's username.
    3. Scrape "http://instagram.com/USERNAME", extract window._sharedData, decode, get user's biography.

    PS: There might be a way to omit the second request, but I have to look into it thoroughly.
     
  16. usmlmleads

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    Instagram Scraper has a virus in the zip file. What the fuck?
     
  17. JustChillin

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    Which Instagram Scraper are you talking about?
     
  18. usmlmleads

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    Yours. I just paid $49.99 for it and when I downloaded it off your server windows blocked it and came up with trojan horse definitions in the file that were attempting to load to win32/ I am going to need a refund for that order stat, please.
     
  19. JustChillin

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    First of all, you should read the terms of service. Second, the software is encrypted to prevent people from cracking it. There is no malicious code whatsoever. You can easily confirm this in many ways.

    For example, download Sandboxie and see if it runs any other files. Or run it on online sandbox machines like ThreatExpert.

    There are tons of customers and no one has complained about this so far.
     
  20. usmlmleads

    usmlmleads Registered Member Premium Member

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    You should read your message before you keep throwing out excuses.