Any info on Email Harvesters

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maboroshi
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Any info on Email Harvesters

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Does anyone have any info on email harvesters particularily how they function and what traces they leave to identify them in a servers log file any links would be appreciated

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Email harvester, assuming you're talking about one that scans a website and grabs all the email addresses...

It looks like a user that visits all or most of the pages of the website in the logs, and they probably use a regular expression to find the email addresses, (#[!-~]+@[!-~]+\.[a-zA-Z0-9]+#).

In PHP i'd use fread, which gathers the file information at 4megs at a time(when stated).
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ It works on my machine...

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