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Simple Email Scraper - Mac OS X 10.4 and greater

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  1. oldenstylehats

    oldenstylehats Elite Member Premium Member

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    blackhatzen - Simple Email Scraper - Mac OS X 10.4 and higher

    blackhatzen has created the first in what will hopefully become a line of blackhat tools for Mac users. I've uploaded a demo of our first tool, which is aptly titled Simple Email Scraper. The full version will be on sale in BST at some point later in the week.

    This demo version doesn't allow you to adjust the query speed and won't allow you to copy directly from the email list. The full version will not be handicapped this way.



    Have fun and let me know if you have any major issues.
     
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  2. kurotenshi

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    This is very much appreciated! Downloaded and tried out the demo and it worked like a charm. And was actually amazingly fast imo, liked the GUI as well. Good job guys!

    I guess full version will include function to search multiple domains at once. Ability to save as CSV or similar, and will be able to remove duplicates (didn't check if this is working in the demo?).

    Some general info about my computer, if anyone else run into trouble, to help out with the coding:
    OS X 10.4.11
    HW: Macbook A1181 (no upgrades)
    Boot ROM-version: MB21.00A5.B07
    SMC-version: 1.13f3

    Looking forward to the full version, and more BH software for us OS X/Mac users.
     
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    Great. I'd love to see more tools that operate on OS X.
     
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    On a second note, you only seem to be able to scan 10 pages and after that google will stop your queries.
     
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    oldenstylehats Elite Member Premium Member

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    Thanks for the insight. This just started happening. Enough people have downloaded and started using the demo that the SEs must have caught on to the footprint. We're going to be updating the software soon to work around this.
     
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    After some requests and bug reports yesterday, we've updated the demo. As you can see from the screenshot, we are now allowing you to search multiple email domains and keywords at the same time by separating them with commas. We've also worked on making it much more stable.



    Feel free to either post here or PM me with any feature requests, bug reports, etc.
     
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    Downloaded the new Demo and its good to see that you really listen to the feedback that you are given, appreciate that. Unfortunately the Google issue still persists and thus makes it more or less impossible to really try out the features.
     
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    We're working on a completely randomized footprint along with a few other things to make the SE issue go away. Also, I'm interested to know how large the queries you are running are? I just pulled close to 5,000 emails in under 10 minutes without any errors.

    More updates will definitely be coming soon and thank you so much for your feedback. CSV and XML exports are on their way.
     
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    Answering to your quesition on the board in private.. but due to the wine I posted it in public :p

    When I try with 10 pages, the first search works fine. With 100 pages it pretty much stops after 10. I can see that google is giving me a captcha and thats where it halts. I am located in XXXX and it seems like it chooses google site according to your IP-address as the messages I have in the TEMP-file is in XXXX. Wont bother to start trying from other IP-addresses (read other countries) at the moment because it seems strange to me that lets say google.jp or google.com should have other search rules/criterias. Counting it a bit roughly I havent been able to download more then about 200 addresses.
     
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    Okay cool. Maybe a proxy rotator is the answer then. Thank you so much for your insight. I don't mind it being public so long as I can read it :)
     
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    A proxy rotator would be very good, as long as it fetches working proxies automaticly.
     
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    New Demo Available!

    Hey everybody, we've uploaded a new demo of Simple Email Scraper for OS X here. We've added some more functionality, including randomizing our search pattern so that the footprint is not as easy to catch. The full version now offers full CSV export support. We've included the top 10 email services in the search by default.

    If anyone has any questions or comments, please let me know.

    Remember that this is certainly still a work-in-progress and that we plan on making some major updates in the near future. Any feedback is greatly appreciated.
     
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    Nice to see the feature updates. I am currently trying out the new version and so far so good. Will let you know if I run into any problems.
     
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    kurotenshi,
    I really appreciate all of the feedback you've been providing. It's helped us out a ton.

    Thank you.
     
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    After playing around with the new version for a couple of days I would say its good to go.
    No crashes and everything is working fine. So if you are looking for a neat little email scraper for OSX, go ahead and buy this one.

    Good job and good luck oldenstylehats.
     
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    After a few of you asked, I've posted a tutorial outlining how to import addresses from this program into PHPlist here.
     
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    Um... Just joined. And as a Mac user, thought what the hell and took the plunge and shed $25.

    But before that... I downloaded the demo. Bloody hell. Can I just say freaky? I plugged in my main keywords and the TOP result to pop up was my own e-mail address.

    Bugger.

    Hot damn.

    Freaking hell.

    I didn't even know it was on the net - it was my private GMail one.

    Nice going guys! Your shiznits work. Credit on that front.

    And e-mails were getting spat out thick and fast up till about 5 mins ago when the program just froze entirely. :S Not sure what's up there- have left it a while and no change and no new mails.

    - David/HowNowBlackHat
     
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    Okay - it ran great for about an hour and then no more e-mails started showing up. So I tried to close the program and it stopped responding so I forced quitted.

    Then now whenever I open it back up I can't get any e-mails showing in the box at all after I kick a search off. :(