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Class: PHP Email Crawler
Crawl Web site pages to extract email addresses
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PHP Email Web Crawler, is a simple and easy to use class that uses curl & command line interface to extract email address from websites. It also has the feature to deep extract email from website link which is found from the initial target website.


Installation is super-easy via Composer:

composer require peterujah/email-crawl

Basic Usage

Initalize email crawl instance

$craw = new EmailCrawl("", 200);

Star email crawling scan


Get scanned response and return CrawlResponse instance

$response = $craw->getResponse();

Get response emails separate in a new line

$data = $response->inLine();

Get response emails separate with a comma

$data = $response->withComma();

Get response emails as an array

$data = $response->asArray();

Print response email


Save response emails to file. This will save result as json string


Save response emails to file. If string data is passed it will save it, els it will save result as json string

$response->saveAs("/path/save/craw/", $data);


Create a file name it craw.php, inside the file add this example code. With this example you can run your craw directly from command line, browser or php shell_exec.

ini_set('display_errors', '1');
require __DIR__ . '/plugins/autoload.php';
use Peterujah\NanoBlock\EmailCrawl;
$target = "";
$limit = 50;
    if(filter_var($argv[1], FILTER_VALIDATE_URL)){
        $target = $argv[1];
        $limit = $argv[2]??50;
        $req = unserialize(base64_decode($argv[1]));
        $target = $req["target"];
        $limit = $req["max"]??50;
$craw = new EmailCrawl($target, $limit);
$response = $craw->craw()->getResponse();
$data = $response->inLine();
$response->printCommandResult($data)->saveAs(__DIR__ . "/craw/", $data);

Execute craw through command line interface, run the below command

php craw.php 50

Execute craw through php shell_exec, create a file call exec.php and add below example script. Note: change PHP_SHELL_EXECUTION_PATH to your php executable path. Once done navigate to

define("PHP_SHELL_EXECUTION_PATH", "path/to/php");
$crawOptions = array(
    'target' => '',
    'max' => 50,
$crawRequest = base64_encode(serialize($crawOptions));
$crawScript =  __DIR__ . "/craw.php";
$crawLogs =  __DIR__ . "/craw_logs.log";
shell_exec(PHP_SHELL_EXECUTION_PATH . " " . $crawScript . " " . $crawRequest ." 'alert' >> " . $crawLogs . " 2>&1");


Is advisable to run this code in command line interface for be better performance.