a more precise re for email addys
auch-ich-m at g-kein-spam.com
Wed Jan 18 21:37:23 CET 2006
* rbt wrote:
> Is it possible to write an re that _only_ matches email addresses?
No. The only way to check if the matched thing is a mail address is to send
a mail and ask the supposed receiver whether he got it.
The grammar in RFC 2822 nearly matches anything with an @ in it. So, how
accurate your regex needs to be depends heavily on the context of the
usage. For example, my suggestion for web form checkers is always to just
look for an @ char and do the rest using the human component.
Already I've seen people (really!) write web URLs in the form:
[...] How soon until greengrocers start writing "apples $1\pound"
or something? -- Joona I Palaste in clc
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