Email Extractors : The Scourge of the Internet marketing
In the world of internet marketing, a message list is an extremely valuable asset. If an online marketer can encourage you to give him your email, then he can send deals and Yellow Pages Scraper products to you all the time and potentially make a lot of money away from you. This is very similar to the old marketing manner of getting someone on your email list. Nowadays, instead of sending you offers through the mail, a marketer will send them via email.
Of course, that means that instead of receiving loads of pre-approved offers through the mail each day, we receive loads of spam.
There are several different techniques an online marketer might use to build his email list. The most legitimate of these is by directly requesting for it. If you’ve ever visited a website and were called for your email address as a swap for a free product or download, then you’ve seen this doing his thing. You’ll often get the free product and probably many valuable informational emails from the marketer. Occasionally, almost certainly send and offer or discount on one of his services. It’s usually endurable since we trust the sender of the email.
Unfortunately, many marketers resort to other methods in order to build their email list. They might buy access to a list that someone else has built. This is why, once one spammer gets your email, you might begin receiving spam from all over the place. People are buying and selling your email address. A more sophisticated tactic is by using a message extractor.
A message extractor is sometimes called a message spider. It operates much like that too that Google uses an automated spider to crawl the internet looking for web pages. However, instead of looking for web pages, a message spider scours the internet looking for email addresses. Every time it finds one, it adds it to the list. A message extractor might spend days or weeks hunting through the web to build a database of thousands of email addresses. So next, the marketer will send a message to all of the email addresses asking visitors to buy his product.
He normally doesn’t get a high percentage of sales, because most people instantly remove emails that they suspect are spam. However, he may get a few sales, otherwise the practice may possibly disappear. Furthermore, he can often remove emails which are more targeted. He could instruct his program to perform a Google search for “weight loss”, and remove all the email addresses from sites and user discussion forums which are related to weight loss. Then he sends a message to all of them with a product that promises to help them quickly lose weight.
Email Extractors are an unfortunate reality of the Internet these days. The best way to protect yourself is to avoid writing out your email in forum and content. If you must write your email, you can write it like: “john [A T] yahoo [D O T] com”. This is still legible to humans, but it might not be detected by the lions.