Can OEP do this? (email extraction from multiple websites)

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Simon C 02/09/2004 02:56 pm
Regarding a home rental, I need to contact a bunch of realtors.

At a webpage, such as the following Google one, there are about 50 links to various realtors in the Eugene, Oregon area:

http://directory.google.com/Top/Regional/North_America/United_States/Oregon/Localities/E/Eugene/Business_and_Economy/Real_Estate/

Rather than having to visit each of the 50 or so websites, is there any way Offline Explorer Pro (or another product) can pull out the email addresses inside these websites, if I just give it the single Google webpage address above?

I don`t consider this a spamming exercise, as each realtor I`m sure will be glad to receive an email and potential business. It`s just to save myself a bit of time opening all the websites.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

Simon.
Steve Sieloff 02/09/2004 09:39 pm
I tried using the following and was able to get these e-mails from a search level of 1:

I loaded the google link you reference, then activated the "add next clicked link as project" and hit the refresh button (all of this done in the OE internal browser pane). I added the following command to the project window:

Additional=CollectEMails=c:/testemail.txt

I then ran the download. I did have to edit the queue on the fly to eliminate a lot of extra downloads unrelated ... you could restrict the download further by using server/directory/filename filters. Please note this does not "crawl" each site looking for e-mails ... it only captures e-mails found on the initial home page of each realtor. You can go deeper by changing the Level Limit higher than 1 but beware as you will add lots of unrelated links and pages to the queue.

I hope this helps ... I am sure Oleg has a more elegant solution! :-)

Steve

Beverly@RealEstateByBev.com
Beverly@RealEstateByBev.com target=_parent
Cathy@cathywatkins.com
Dave@homesforduckfans.com
diane@dcogdill.com
equity@equityrealty.com
eugene-oregon-homes@NUMBER1EXPERT.com
hclotere@hotmail.com
homes@lenandlaura.com
info@alternativerealtor.com
info@EugeneLandMan.com
info@shawnsellshomes.com
info@taskhandlers.com
Jean@RealEstateEugene.net
jgibbons@remax.net
jyounce@remax.net
Karen@KarenMathers.com
Lee@leeseaton.com
Lori@LiveInEugene.com
Marie@MarieDue.com
morrison@efn.org
Nancy@nancykimsellshomes.com
Ruth@cowlruth.com
Scott@scottgetsreal.com
Scott@scottgetsreal.com target=_parent
sold@simonsmith.com
teampowell@oip.net
tsthomas18@yahoo.com

> Regarding a home rental, I need to contact a bunch of realtors.
>
> At a webpage, such as the following Google one, there are about 50 links to various realtors in the Eugene, Oregon area:
>
> http://directory.google.com/Top/Regional/North_America/United_States/Oregon/Localities/E/Eugene/Business_and_Economy/Real_Estate/
>
> Rather than having to visit each of the 50 or so websites, is there any way Offline Explorer Pro (or another product) can pull out the email addresses inside these websites, if I just give it the single Google webpage address above?
>
> I don`t consider this a spamming exercise, as each realtor I`m sure will be glad to receive an email and potential business. It`s just to save myself a bit of time opening all the websites.
>
> Any help would be appreciated.
>
> Thanks in advance!
>
> Simon.
>
Oleg Chernavin 02/10/2004 06:09 am
Steve,

Thank you for helping. Frankly, I would love to make a more elgant solution to collect E-mails, but I am afraid that too many settings would only clatter the user interface. That`s why I am using these additional parameters in the URLs field to add many features, which are not frequently used.

This helps me to satisfy more people needs, while keeping Offline Explorer not overloaded with many visual features.

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin
MP Staff
David 10/20/2004 08:05 am
"I added the following command to the project window:

Additional=Collectemails=c:/testemail.txt "

Could someone clarify where this is added please? Also, is there any documentation to help understand what `Additional` features are available - can`t see anything in help file.

Thanks

David.
Oleg Chernavin 10/20/2004 08:28 am
David,

Please go to the Help | Contents in the main menu of Offline Explorer Pro. Select:

FAQ - How to collect E-mail addresses from downloaded Web pages?

You can read about all other commands here:

Advanced features - List of all Additional= command parameters

I hope this helps.

Oleg.
David 10/20/2004 08:57 am
> David,
>
> Please go to the Help | Contents in the main menu of Offline Explorer Pro. Select:
>
> FAQ - How to collect E-mail addresses from downloaded Web pages?
>
> You can read about all other commands here:
>
> Advanced features - List of all Additional= command parameters
>
> I hope this helps.
>
> Oleg.

Thanks, Oleg - I should`ve found that myself! :)
Oleg Chernavin 10/20/2004 09:11 am
No problem!

Oleg.