OT: regex to find email

Peter Hansen peter at engcorp.com
Tue Sep 21 17:16:45 CEST 2004


Josh Close wrote:
> I've been trying to find a good regex to parse emails, but haven't
> found any to my liking. I basically need to have
> 
> ( r'[a-z0-9\.\-\_]@[a-z0-9\.\-\_]', re.IGNORECASE )
> 
> but the first part can't start with .-_ and the last part has to have
> a . in it (first/last being before/after the @).

Use this instead:

from email.Utils import parseaddr

See the docs for assistance.

-Peter



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