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HOW TO CHECK WHETHER YOUR WEBSITE EMAILS CAN BE SCRAPED


Introduction

I thought I would write this quick article after writing a basic web scraper to check whether a website's emails can be scraped - just to prove how vulnerable you may or may not be to harvesters!

Tool

As a result I have put the main part of the tool here on our website, and you can use it to search your site. You can try it here: CHECK. Note - as it is not intended to be used to harvest, I have disguised the actual email addresses with # 's every other character.

Note: limited JavaScript support

The reason I say "limited" above is because this is a simple version of a full scraper,and as a result not all client-side JavaScript methods will be detected. This is because this is an on-line tool which has limited access to some functionality. But believe me, off-line solutions using libraries such as Python's selenium or ghostjs can easily process these client-side encoders.

How do you use the tool?

Follow the link above and point and shoot! Note this runs on a fairly slow server with limited bandwidth so if it crashes or times-out be patient and try again!

How does WebEmailProtector help stop your email address being scraped ?

Our service prevents scraping because your email address is no longer contained within the html code structure (or any other code such as JScript) on your site.

Instead we hold the address on our server (once you have registered it) and release it only once we are sure a bona-fide visitor is accessing it.



Register for the WebEmailProtector service and secure your website email addresses here REGISTER page.



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