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Can I use Bing search api for extractiing emails addresses purpose?

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  • Hi,

    I have simple question: Can I use Bing search api for extracting emails addresses purpose?

    Regards,

    Wiktor


    • Edited by wsieroci Thursday, July 25, 2013 11:40 AM
    Thursday, July 25, 2013 11:40 AM

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  • Hi wsieroci,

    Using Bing in general is legitimate. From my experience, Bing does not have an email address searching feature/API. The best we can do is to search for general terms, such as @something.com, on public web pages (which is definitely legitimate), and then try to parse the results using your own algorithm.

    Best Regards,

    Ming Xu


    Ming Xu
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    • Marked as answer by wsieroci Monday, July 29, 2013 10:28 AM
    Sunday, July 28, 2013 11:39 AM
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  • NO, I doubt.

    Because, I searched the BingSearchContainer.cs can't find any email filed.

    So I don't think it can be done only use bing search API.


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    Friday, July 26, 2013 3:24 AM

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  • NO, I doubt.

    Because, I searched the BingSearchContainer.cs can't find any email filed.

    So I don't think it can be done only use bing search API.


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    Friday, July 26, 2013 3:24 AM
  • Hi,

      >> Can I use Bing search api for extracting emails addresses purpose?

    According to my knowledge, Bing Search API is used to search something from internet (web, image, video, etc.), I'd like to know from where you want to extract email addresses. You may want to refer to http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd251020.aspx for the detailed information of Bing Search API.

    Best Regards,

    Ming Xu


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    Friday, July 26, 2013 8:50 AM
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  • I would like to extract emails from web. Is it possible?

    Regards,

    Wiktor

    • Edited by wsieroci Friday, July 26, 2013 12:11 PM edit
    Friday, July 26, 2013 12:09 PM
  • HI

    Sorry, you can't.

    Think about when you search something, how can you ensure every results have a email address?

    So Bing search API doesn't include email filed in any kind of search in its result.

    if you want to do that  you should create a Web Spider and get every web page's context, then filter out the email address.


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    Friday, July 26, 2013 3:24 PM
  • I am just asking if it is legal/authorized thing to do to use Bing Search Api as e-mail extractor tool. 
    Friday, July 26, 2013 3:58 PM
  • illegal


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    Friday, July 26, 2013 4:10 PM
  • I would like to get answer from Microsoft authorities. I could add that I won't send emails and do not generate email list for spammers. 
    Saturday, July 27, 2013 9:00 AM
  • Hi wsieroci,

    Using Bing in general is legitimate. From my experience, Bing does not have an email address searching feature/API. The best we can do is to search for general terms, such as @something.com, on public web pages (which is definitely legitimate), and then try to parse the results using your own algorithm.

    Best Regards,

    Ming Xu


    Ming Xu
    MSDN Community Support | Feedback to us
    Develop and promote your apps in Windows Store
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    • Marked as answer by wsieroci Monday, July 29, 2013 10:28 AM
    Sunday, July 28, 2013 11:39 AM
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  • Hi,

    Thanks for your answer.

    Regards,

    Wiktor

    Monday, July 29, 2013 7:15 AM
  • Hi wsiseroci,

    It is my pleasure, if you have any difficulty in future programming, we welcome you to post in forums again.

    Thank you.

    Best Regards,

    Ming Xu


    Ming Xu
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    Monday, July 29, 2013 7:43 AM
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