Requirements

Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
64 MB RAM
32 MB Hard Disk Space
Internet Connection

What are people saying?

Student License

Recently I was looking for a url extractor program because I am building a search engine and I have tried near 20 of them, all with some missing features. But WDE seems to be the best one right now. I am just a student and the normal price is way high for me. Do you have any student license to offer? I would really appreciate it.

Best Regards, Jeffrey Richardson, Sweden

 

Web Addresses

We downloaded and ran the trial version of your web link extractor. I compared it to another email extractor program and yours kicked it's butt. Your's scanned 9000 files while finding over 1500 links vs. the other only scanned 1200 file, and found only about 400 links. (This was using the exact same search file).

Thanks, Mark Jeter

 

Email List Management

A perfect tool for email marketing mailing lists creation, processing and management.
ListMotor

Email Extractor Module:

WDE Email Extractor module is designed to extract e-mail addresses from web-pages, search results, web dirs/groups, list of urls from local file. It is an industrial strength, fast and reliable way to collect email addresses from the Web.

It has various limiters of scanning range - url filter, page text filter, email filter, domain filter - using which you can extract only the addresses you actually need from web pages, instead of extracting all the addresses present there, as a result, you create your own custom and targeted bulk email list. It has option to save extracted emails directly to disk file, so there is no limit in number of email extraction per session. It supports operation through proxy-server and works very fast, as it is able of loading several pages simultaneously, and requires very few resources. Powerful, highly targeted email spider harvester.

You can setup different type of email extraction with this UNIQUE spider, email collector:

Search Keyword | WebSite | Web Directories | List of URLs from File

Key words:
WDE Email Extractor spiders 18+ Search engines for right web sites and get email data from there.

Specify key words of your search and the email spider brings you hundreds of addresses from web sites found by the search engine. This email address extractor supports all major search engines but has unique ability to add any popular search engine or websites that has search option. You can define your search by yourself and as many search engines as you want!

Quick Start:
Select "Search Engines" source - Enter keyword - Click OK

What WDE Does: WDE email collector will query 18+ popular search engines, extract all matching URLs from search results, remove duplicate URLs and finally visits those websites and collect email addresses from there.

You can tell WDE how many search engines to use. Click "Engines" button and uncheck listing that you do not want to use. You can add other engine sources as well.

WDE send queries to search engines to get matching website URLs. Next it visits those matching websites for email extraction. How many deep this email address extractor spiders in the matching websites depends on "Depth" setting of "External Site" tab.

DEPTH:
Here you need to tell the WDE email extractor - how many levels to dig down within the specified website. If you want WDE to stay within first page, just select "Process First Page Only". A setting of "0" will process and look for data in whole website. A setting of "1" will process index or home page with associated files under root dir only.

For example: WDE is going to visit URL http://www.xyz.com/product/milk/ for data extraction.

Lets say www.xyz.com has following text/html pages:

  1. http://www.xyz.com/
  2. http://www.xyz.com/contact.htm
  3. http://www.xyz.com/about.htm
  4. http://www.xyz.com/product/
  5. http://www.xyz.com/product/support.htm
  6. http://www.xyz.com/product/milk/
  7. http://www.xyz.com/product/water/
  8. http://www.xyz.com/product/milk/baby/
  9. http://www.xyz.com/product/milk/baby/page1.htm
  10. http://www.xyz.com/product/milk/baby/page2.htm
  11. http://www.xyz.com/product/water/mineral/
  12. http://www.xyz.com/product/water/mineral/news.htm

WDE is powerful and fully featured UNIQUE email spider! You need to decide how deep you want WDE to look for data.

WDE can retrieve: Set options:
Only matching URL page of search ( URL #6 ) Select "Process First Page Only"
Entire milk dir (URL #6 - 10 ) Select "Depth=0" and check "Stay within Full URL"
Entire www.xyz.com site Select "Depth=0"
Only www.xyz.com page Select "Process First Page Only" and
check "Spider Base URL Only"
Only root dir file (URL #1 - 3) Select "Depth=1"
Only URL #1 - 5 Select "Depth=2"

Stop Site on First Email Found:
Each website is structured differently on the server. Some websites may have only few files and some may have thousands of files. So sometimes you may prefer to set this power email extractor to "Stop Site on First Email Found" option. For example: you set WDE to go entire www.xyz.com site and WDE found email in #2 URL (contact.htm) . If you tell this email collector to "Stop Site on First email Found then it will not go for other pages (#3-12)

Spider Base URL Only:
With this option you can tell WDE to spider always the Base URLs of external sites. For example: in above case, if an external site found like http://www.xyz.com/product/milk/ then WDE will grab only base www.xyz.com. It will not visit http://www.xyz.com/product/milk/ unless you set such depth that covers also milk dir.

Ignore Case of URLs:
Set this option to avoid duplicate URLs like
http://www.xyz.com/product/milk/
http://www.xyz.com/Product/Milk/
These 2 URLs are same. When you set to ignore URLs case, then this e-mail extractor convert all URLs to lowercase and can remove duplicate URLs like above. However - some servers are case-sensitive and you should not use this option on those special sites.

WebSites:
Enter website URL and grab all email found in that site.

Quick Start:
Select 2nd option "WebSite/Dir/Groups" - Enter website URL - Select Depth - Click OK

What WDE Does: WDE will retrieve html/text pages of the website according to the Depth you specify and extract all data found in those pages.

# By default, WDE will stay only the current domain.

# WDE can also follow external sites!

If you want WDE to retrieve files of external sites that are linked from starting site specified in "General" tab, then you need to set "Follow External URLs" of "External Site" tab. In this case, by default, extractor will follow external sites only once, that is - (1) WDE will spider starting address and (2) all external sites found in starting address. It will not follow all external sites found in (2) and so on...

WDE is powerful email extractor, if you want WDE to follow external sites with unlimited loop, select "Unlimited" in "Spider External URls Loop" combo box, and remember you need to manually stop WDE session, because this way WDE can travel entire internet.


Directories:
Choose yahoo, google or other directory and extract all email from there.

Quick Start & What WDE Does:

Lets say you want to grab email of all companies listed at
http://directory.google.com/Top/Computers/Software/Freeware/

Action #1A: Select 2nd option "WebSite/Dir/Groups" - enter this URL in "Starting Address" box - select "Process First Page Only"

Or, lets say you want to extract data of all companies listed at
http://directory.google.com/Top/Computers/Software/Freeware/

plus all down level folders like
http://directory.google.com/Top/Computers/Software/Freeware/windows
http://directory.google.com/Top/Computers/Software/Freeware/windows/browser
http://directory.google.com/Top/Computers/Software/Freeware/linux

etc....

Action #1B: Select 2nd option "WebSite/Dir/Groups" - enter URL http://directory.google.com/Top/Computers/Software/Freeware/ in "Starting Address" box - select Depth=0 and "Stay within Full URL" option.

With these actions the e-mail extractor will download http://directory.google.com/Top/Computers/Software/Freeware/page and optionally all down level pages and will build a URLs list of companies listed there.

Now you want WDE to visit all those URLs and extract all e-mail found in those sites.
Action #2:So after either above action you must move to "External Site" tab and check "Follow External URLs" option. (Remember: this setting tells WDE to spider/follow/visit all URLs found while processing "Starting Address" of "General" tab).

List of URL:
Enter hundreds/thousands of URLs to collect e-mail found on those sites.

Quick Start:
Select 3rd option "URLs from File" - Enter file name that contains all URLs list - Select Depth - Click OK

What WDE Does: The email extractor will scan the contents of specified file. This file must have URL line-by-line, other format is not supported, WDE will accept only lines that starts with http:// text. Also it will not accept URLs that point to image/binary files, because those files will not have any email data.

After building unique URL list form above file, WDE will spider website one-by-one according to the depth you specify.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does this email extractor require 'Internet Explorer'?

No. It doesn't require any third party software/library.

I set-up a project with "Web Site" extraction - but no email was found?

There are few things that may cause this:

(1) Not all website contains email address. Some website uses forms in their contact / support pages. (If you are sure that the site has email address in a page and WDE can not extract it, please tell us with page location)

(2) Check "Depth" setting. Depth tells WDE how many levels to dig down within the specified website.

I set-up a project with "URLs from File" extraction, enter the filename - but WDE can not find any link in the file?

Make sure the file exist in disk. The file must have URL line-by-line, other format is not supported, WDE will accept only lines that starts with http:// text. Also WDE will not accept URLs that point to image/binary files, because those files will not have any text data to extract.

When I run this e-mail extractor, it sucks all my computer power, screen is hardly refreshing?

It seems you are using high number of threads. Decrease the thread value to "5" in "New Session - Other" tab. WDE can launch multiple threads simultaneously. But remember, too high a thread setting may be too much for your computer and/or internet connection to handle it and also puts an unfair load on the host server which may slow the process down.

When I run WDE link extractor, it sucks all my computer power, screen is hardly refreshing?

It seems you are using high number of threads. Decrease the thread value to "5" in "New Session - Other" tab. WDE can launch multiple threads simultaneously. But remember, too high a thread setting may be too much for your computer and/or internet connection to handle it and also puts an unfair load on the host server which may slow the process down.

Can I resume an interrupted session in WDE?

Yes. Use 'File - Open' command to open a previously stopped session.

I run different sessions with different type of extraction, WDE extracted huge emails. How I can sort the list and remove duplicate emails, if any?

WDE email extractor only removes duplicate emails found within a session. It doesn't compare emails extracted in other previous sessions or exist in disk file. To do this job, we suggest you Extract Link software from Spadix.

How I can add search engine listing other than those specified in Engine Listing dialog?

It is easy. In "URL" field type the search query URL. Replace the search keyword part with WDE syntax {SEARCH_KEYWORD}

For Example: an AOL query URL with "Flower Shop" search is:
http://search.aol.com/dirsearch.adp?query=Flower+Shop

You just replace Flower+Shop part with {SEARCH_KEYWORD} like following:

http://search.aol.com/dirsearch.adp?query={SEARCH_KEYWORD}

After adding the new engine list, click "Save" button.