Simple Email Validation
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02-21-2008, 02:32 AM
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I think we had a discussion similar to this before, and the conclusion was that we as programmers should not be using any advanced regex to check the syntax of an email address. After all, email validation would weed out any invalid emails, and then a crontab would come along and clear out any inactive accounts.
However, we should definitely by using a simple regex for checking the very simple structure of any given email address. Such as like:
This will prevent people from clearly not entering a valid email address - often by mistake.
Furthermore, being as sure as possible that an email address is valid would be somewhat slow, and that is surely not a favourable sacrifice. After all, email address structures can be very complicated.
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