How to Read and Process PDF Email Attachments

A lot of organizations and marketers receive important data in PDF files that come to them as email attachments. And they need to parse the attachments, extract data and manipulate it the way they need it.

It is now possible to pull data from PDF files which are attached to the emails with G-Lock Email Processor.

In addition to saving PDF attachments to the hard disc, G-Lock Email Processor can parse PDF attachments, extract data from PDF attachments and add extracted data to the database columns or TEXT/CSV file. It can even save different attachments to different folders based on your criteria and eliminate to need to sort attachments manually. Plus, G-Lock Email Processor allows to use extracted data in email messages sent to the users.

This is how it works:

G-Lock Email Processor monitors POP3 and IMAP email accounts and retrieves messages that you received to your mailboxes. Then it processes retrieved messages according to the rules that you set up.

In the rule, you can add a data extractor for each data field you want to extract from the PDF attachment. Set the source of the data extractor to “Converted PDF Attachment to plain text”. You will then see the text part of the attached PDF file. Then specify the start and end search position to extract the desired data. The image below shows this step.

Read and Process PDF Email Attachments

From there on, everything works as usual: you can set up multiple data extractors to extract multiple data sets from the PDF attachment. You can also manipulate extracted data the way you need it using the post-processing script.

Read and Process PDF Email Attachments

In addition to PDF files, this tool can parse email attachments in most standard business formats such as TEXT, HTML, and CSV.

G-Lock Email Processor is a powerful data parser and extractor for parsing PDF attachments. Using G-Lock Email Processor you can release yourself from a huge amount of manual work and save hours of precious time.

Try it for free and parse your first PDF attachments to the database within minutes!

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Fantastic Support

We had been using G-Lock processor for some time with out any problems. Our provider sadly made some changes that broke the connection to G-lock.

G-lock support was fantastic and took a backup of our system and restored it and debugged the problem really quickly. They promptly remoted in and fixed the problems with our system.

Impressed and appreciated - Thank you Julia & Co

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