Validating EMailAdresses for syntactical correctness

Aahz Maruch aahz at
Fri Jan 25 13:01:02 EST 2002

In article <3C5193AE.6010403 at>,
Pete Shinners  <pete at> wrote:
>Jason Voegele wrote:
>> If you really want to ensure 100% syntactical correctness, here's the
>> regular expression for matching email addresses, from Jeffrey Friedl's
>> "Mastering Regular Expressions" book ;-)
><< MIME encoded re-sample deleted :] >>

I see you've got a smiley, but just in case anyone is lacking in
attention, the regex was *not* MIME encoded.

>any summary on what that's supposed to mean?
>(beyond "validate email address")

Read the Friedl book.  Seriously.
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