How to parse a webpage from a link in an email?
At Parseur, we started with extracting data from emails. But Parseur's ultimate mission is to extract data from the Internet as a whole. In this article we are going to describe how to use Parseur to parse a webpage from a link in an email.
Step 1: Create a Parseur mailbox
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Create your first mailbox and forward an email containing a link you want to extract data from.
Note: Parseur works best with machine generated emails.
Step 3: Create a template for the fetched web page
Now create a template for the web page by clicking on the plus button.
Click Create and...
Step 4: Watch Parseur parse a web page and profit!
Creating the template will parse your document and extract the relevant data from it.
Now, every time you send a similar email with a link, the web page will be fetched and if it matches one of your existing templates, data from the web page will be parsed and extracted automatically.
Some closing remarks
Parseur is not limited to extracting links from emails. Any field in a template with the format "Linked Document" will be used to download documents and extract data. That means that you can fetch web pages from email attachments as well as from other web pages!
Parseur charges you on the number of successfully processed documents. Which means that fetching a web page from an email link and parsing that web page will count as 2 credits.
Infinite loop warning
Since the address of the document appears in the subject, try not to create a template that extract and fetch the subject as a link, it will create a new document from the same link again and again...