"Our systems have detected unusual traffic from your computer network. This page checks to see if it's really you sending the requests, and not a robot."
Google has, quite rightly IMHO, suspended operations on the grounds that malware might have overtaken my system.
I have programmed Word/VBA to loop along a local street here, checking every address from "3000 Wharton Way" to "3300 Wharton Way".
Right now I detect the Google pause and the MsgBox allows me to type the captcha and no harm done. (If I didn't do this I'd end up with about 250 identical text files which start "Our systems have detected unusual traffic ").
Apart from the hiccough at the start of such a run, is anyone aware of any other detrimental effects on this operation?
I read through the Google terms of service and didn't see anything banning a programmed loop to obtain data from pages of hits.
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Set doc = ie.Document
Dim strResult As String
If doc Is Nothing Then
strResult = "strLoadLinkToDocument Failed to load document. " & strURL & vbCrLf
strText = doc.body.innertext
If InStr(1, strText, "To continue, please type the characters below:") > 0 Then
' Got a captcha
MsgBox "Got a captcha"
Call UW.PutFileData(strFileName, strText)