Using a proxy is highly recommended in order to get the full potential of some of our Phantoms. Here is an easy tutorial to learn how to set one in minutes.
The super cool thing about Phantombuster is that it’s in the cloud.
Reality check: this cloud has an address and it’s in Western USA.
We realized recently that Facebook is extremely closely monitoring your IP address(es)' geographical origin: if you’re using Facebook from your phone in Germany, for example, and Phantombuster at the same time, Facebook will see that you’re connecting from Germany and Western USA back and forth… and will very quickly suspend your account.
To avoid this, you want to use a proxy that’s located in your geographical area.
You’re welcome to use any proxy service you want, many are really good. We recommend Proxymesh because it has multiple locations and is very easy to use.
Step 1: Create a Proxymesh account
Here. You can only have one account per IP address.
Make sure your Proxymesh username and password don't contain any special characters such as '@' or '#'. Do not use an email address as a username.
Step 2: Select the proxy that’s closest to you
Click on its address to access the details:
From proxymesh.com/account/edit_proxies, choose the proxy that best fits your location:
Step 3: Create a proxy in Phantombuster
In the header, click on your name, then on 'Proxies':
Then click on '+ New proxy pool'. Call it anything you like.
Now fill in the information you got from Proxymesh: your proxy’s address (which should look something like this: fr.proxymesh.com:31280) and your login details.
Click on 'Add proxy' to save.
Step 4: Set your Phantom to launch with a proxy
Go to your Phantom's configuration Step 2 (Settings) and click on the three little dots to 'Show advanced settings':
Scroll down to the 'Proxy' options and tick 'Random proxy from pool':
Don’t forget to 💾 'Save'.
N.B.: Using a proxy doesn’t allow you to do anything you want. You’re still using your own personal cookie that identifies you. If you try sending thousands of messages, you will be noticed as having suspicious behavior and flagged.
️Using a proxy near you is strongly recommended for Facebook Phantoms.
Proxies do not work yet with Twitter Phantoms.