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From Tom Chiverton ...@extravision.com>
Subject Re: EmailValidator sdk 4.13
Date Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:30:12 GMT
I think we have two choices, either validate to the spec ( RFC 5322,
like http://www.ex-parrot.com/~pdw/Mail-RFC822-Address.html ) or use
something more relaxed.

By more relaxed I mean split('@').length==2 &&
split('@')[1].split('.').length>1
As Wikipedia says "Syntactically correct, verified email addresses do
not guarantee email box existence"
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Email_address#Validation_and_verification).

Much like how the zip/post code validator doesn't tell you if an address
exists or not ?
But would we then have to explain ourselves a lot on users@ ?

Tom

On 22/07/14 13:22, Justin Mclean wrote:
> HI,
>
>> Does any one know why it isn't just using the proper regular expression ?
> Because there is no regular expression that validates all email addresses and even if
it did they can still be invalid. See [1] for a good discussion - and some scary regular expressions.
>
> Justin
>
> 1. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/201323/using-a-regular-expression-to-validate-an-email-address/1917982#1917982
>
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