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I am an independent contracter and receive emails from the companies that contact me as mass email blasts. The first contractor to click the "accept" link within the email gets the job. It's very tough, because the email goes out to many contractors all at once.
I'm pretty sure that gmail or outlook can do this, and if anyone here can help me get this done I'll gladly pay you. It needs to:
1. Screen for the email addresses that send out the mass emails (basically 3 different ones)
Scanning for the type of work. Always stated right after the same leading word.
Scanning for the number of hours. Always stated right after the same leading word.
2. Click the link - link appears like this: https://www.contractdealer.dk/https://www.ContractDealer.dk/AllocationAccept.php?hash=f1cf3cc4c754c07da5d702a663e6dd&what=OK
All my work is delivered through this very same ContractDealer. He uses the same link each time, i.e. the initial start of the link is always the same, just the hash tag is different each time. My idea was to have it screen the links for " AllocationAccept.php" and click that link, but don't really care how it works.
I am only certified to carry out a part of the offered contracts, so point 1 has to work also.
A more advance version would allow for it to:
A. screen for type of appraisal - for example look for text "enterprise", "number of estimated hours: 100” to allow me to pick and choose the orders myself.
I would really prefer to enter contracts with a larger number of estimated hours.
B. Restricted not to accept work on days where I am occupied elsewhere. The required date(s) is always stated right after the same leading word. - or it's possible I will accept too much work to possibly complete on one day.
Right now I am using Gmail as my email account, but I can change to any email account preferred (E.g. Outlook), whatever you find easiest, to ease you software programming.
This should be helpful to the programmer if solved on Outlook platform:
Search the HTMLBody property of the message for links that fit your criteria. You can use regular expressions.
Or, if they make your brain hurt, use standard text parsing functions like Instr() and Mid().
Furthermore, - if your prefer the software to be made to target Outlook, you might find this helpful:
Once you get the link text, invoke either the IE or Outlook browser, using the syntax described at http://www.outlookcode.com/d/tips/formhyperlink.htm
I would like this completed ASAP - Please PM me a time frame & amount you would like to be paid for completion of this project.
I'm sure this is an easy job for someone familiar with VB, but I am not that guy.
I’m also pretty sure an application might already have been developed ready to use. I simply can't find that software program on the net, that fulfill ALL my requirements. If you know of en existing application fulfilling my requirements, please let me know and I will pay you for that knowledge instead.