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email extractor programs

By ankank ·
How is it that not a single email extractor program that I have found on this web site and elsewhere (10 in all) will not work? When the files have been downloaded, extracted and then run there is always an error message along the lines of runtime error or missing file.

Is there something going on I should be told about?

ank

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Specifics?

by Bizzo In reply to email extractor programs

If you tell us what you've downloaded from where, and the sepcific error messages you're getting, then someone might be able to help.

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You're right: specifics

by ankank In reply to Specifics?

Take the Shark email extractor available from this site. I'm using it to get email addresses from my old Outlook Express folders on my old Sony Vaio Pentium II running good ol' Windows 98 (remember that?).

Typical error message which I cannot now specify since I uninstalled everything that didn't work runs along the lines of runtime error 'line', or missing xxxxx.msi file please specify folder. When I specify the temp folder into which the setup has unzipped, nothing changes.

Why I posed the blanket question was because I suddenly re-called - or appear to have recalled - some little note in a long ago trawl around web news to the effect that email extractor programs were considered spyware. It made me wonder whether all such programs have been deliberately disabled by conscientious software distributors. Course, I could have dreamed that.

ank

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That might be your problem ...

by Bizzo In reply to You're right: specifics

... Windows 98. System requirements for the application are Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 Server.

I installed it fine on 2003 Server, will try on NT.

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What version of IE?

by Bizzo In reply to That might be your proble ...

Tried an install on NT4 (haven't got 98 I'm afraid), and the installed failed on trying to find WININET.dll and SHLWAPI.dll, and then running failed with a runtime error '0'.

This was a fresh install, so it had IE2 on it. The two dlls that were missing are IE specific I think. So I installed IE6 on the machine and Shark installs and runs fine on NT4.

I'd suggest installing IE6 on your machine, and trying the install again.

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thanks for the info

by ankank In reply to That might be your proble ...

Thanks for your replies. Talking to someone else about this extraction problem has led me to conclude that I'm wasting my time anyway. What I want to get at are email addresses embedded in the form contents emailed to me from my web site (using FormMail). All these simple (free) extractors do is look for email header information and log that. They can't get at email addresses inside the body of the email message.

ank

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.msi files

by The Scummy One In reply to You're right: specifics

are from Win2k forward. Previously they were just setup.exe or install.bat files.

The extractors will not work, because files aer missing, Win98 cannot determine what the .msi file association is to.

If you are just looking for contacts, etc., try using the import/export option (if your mail program allows it), and export everything to a cd/dvd/LAN share.

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Yes some more info!

by ComputerCookie In reply to email extractor programs

What are you trying to extract, and what do you hope to open the file with.

Please don't think badly of Bizzo's lisp!!

Specific is a hard word to pronounce, even harder to type twice in a paragraph!!!

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lol

by Bizzo In reply to Yes some more info!

Didn't notice that, won't change it because it'd just make your post confusing!

Fat fingers are the bane of my life!

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replying by repeating what I said because I don't know how to broadcast a r

by ankank In reply to Yes some more info!

Take the Shark email extractor available from this site. I'm using it to get email addresses from my old Outlook Express folders on my old Sony Vaio Pentium II running good ol' Windows 98 (remember that?).

Typical error message which I cannot now specify since I uninstalled everything that didn't work runs along the lines of runtime error 'line', or missing xxxxx.msi file please specify folder. When I specify the temp folder into which the setup has unzipped, nothing changes.

Why I posed the blanket question was because I suddenly re-called - or appear to have recalled - some little note in a long ago trawl around web news to the effect that email extractor programs were considered spyware. It made me wonder whether all such programs have been deliberately disabled by conscientious software distributors. Course, I could have dreamed that.

ank

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