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From "Jochen Wiedmann (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (VALIDATOR-376) EmailValidator says addresses such as x.y@gmail are valid although most mail apps will fail to send it
Date Wed, 30 Sep 2015 07:22:04 GMT

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Jochen Wiedmann commented on VALIDATOR-376:
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Ralph: I am suggesting that we verify the domain *if the user requests it*. That covers the
"expensive" parts, IMO.


> EmailValidator says addresses such as x.y@gmail are valid although most mail apps will
fail to send it
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: VALIDATOR-376
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/VALIDATOR-376
>             Project: Commons Validator
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Routines
>    Affects Versions: 1.4.1 Release
>            Reporter: Ralph Goers
>
> The VALIDATOR-273 patch causes EmailValidator to allow addresses such as x.y@gmail. Unfortunately,
this is causing us problems as none of the email apps we have tried will actually allow that
email address to be sent. Although the RFCs may state it is valid, in practice it apparently
isn't. Some sort of option is needed to allow providing just the domain to fail. As a consequence
we have had to revert to a prior release of commons-validator.



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