Atomic Email Logger

Atomic Email Logger

Extract all e-mail addresses stored as Office, text, and PDF files on your PC
 
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You will be surprised to find out the number of e-mail addresses stored or hidden in your computer drives. Atomic Email Logger is capable of harvesting all those addresses in minutes, helping you to filter, organize, and export them into text files for later use. Its advanced algorithms will scan all kinds of documents, including binary files, in search of e-mail addresses that you can then clean up, store, and reuse as you see fit.

This app will work with all kinds of text-based documents, including Office, PDF, XML, TXT, or HTML files, though if you wish Atomic Email Logger to find and select addresses in your personal e-mails, you will need to buy the corresponding plug-in. That extension will allow the app to extract addresses from your Outlook, Eudora, or IncrediMail mailboxes, while other commercially available Atomic plug-ins will let you process PST, CSV, and even archive files (ZIP, RAR, GZ, or ACE) without extracting them beforehand. The trial version is therefore limited to all text-based and Office-like files present in your internal and external drives.

You can tell the program to find and list anything that resembles a valid e-mail address or you can apply some filters to the search. You can tell the program which file types to process and which to skip, reduce the search to those files containing specific text strings, or choose which plug-ins to use in the extraction process. Besides, you can also set it to ignore duplicates or suspicious e-mail addresses. Once you’ve set your preferences, all you have to do is click on the Extract button and see how the app populates the address list in no time. Unless you’re on a brand new computer, chances are that the program finds hundreds (if not thousands) of new e-mail addresses in just a few minutes. Each e-mail address is listed with the file name (its full path included) where it was found and the username (if it exists), as well as some other details about the file itself. In parallel, the app offers you a list of the files selected and the number of e-mail addresses extracted from each of them.

The problem with e-mail harvesters is that finding and extracting e-mail addresses is but one of the various steps needed to make them worthwhile. That is why most developers in this area love to slice the entire functionality into a series of one-task programs or plug-ins that are usually sold separately. Atomic Email Logger is not an exception to this rule, and that is why it is only valid for certain types of files, while Atomic Email Hunter is specialized in Internet sites, Whois Explorer is good for exploring the WHOIS database, Newsgroup Explorer is great for newsgroups, and Atomic CD Extractor will extract e-mail addresses from all data CDs and DVDs. And then you will also need an e-mail verifier, an e-mail sender, a list manager, etc., to make the most of a tool like this.

Be it as it may, Atomic Email Logger works as advertised – it is fast and thorough, and will expand your list of e-mail addresses in no time with new entries that you didn’t even suspect were lying there on your own computer.

Francisco Martínez
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Review summary

Pros

  • Uses filters and plug-ins to narrow the searches.
  • Duplicates finder.
  • Searches all types of disks.
  • Export-to-file options.
  • Contact manager

Cons

  • No support for mailboxes.
  • One-task application.
  • Pricey
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