The 1st Fax Extractor (FE) is a professional targeted fax number and phone number extractor tool. With 1st FE, you can easily and quickly set up your own business fax number and phone number lists.
Features: The 1st Fax Extractor is a tool that can extract fax numbers and telephone numbers from web sites. For direct marketing efforts one needs to start with a prospect list. The extracted numbers will let you prepare this list easily. You get a prospect list that has business phone numbers and fax numbers. To get it started one needs to type in just the keywords. The spider within the application will check out URLs obtained from search engines and extract the numbers by parsing the pages in the sites. The URLs can be of any kind of pages that include HTML, CGI, PHP, ASP pages. The supported search engines include most of the major search engines such as Google, Lycos, Excite etc.
The application is multi-threaded and can extract 300 or so fax/phone numbers per minute. While spidering these numbers the program is able to validate, organize and manage the numbers found. If an URL is found to be inactive or invalid the application notes the same and it does not try to visit the same and waste time. Duplicate URLs are also removed. Duplicates in the phone/fax numbers are also removed. The application is multithreaded and the extraction speed can go up to 500 extractions per minute from the nominal 300 per minute. The page parsing also has been optimized for the major search engines. The interface provides a real-time interface that shows the flow of URL found, URL processing, fax numbers or phone numbers extracted, search duration time etc. The log area of the display shows the events that are happening while the extraction process is going on.
Overall: Neat, handy and useful tool if you are going to do the old fashioned fax based mailings or may be do voice calls. However, most sites does not list any useful phone/fax numbers. They are mostly general one for support etc or a board number.