Verify an e-mail-adress - syntax and dns

Ben Finney bignose+hates-spam at
Sun Sep 24 14:18:23 CEST 2006

Bjoern Schliessmann <usenet-mail-0306.20.chr0n0ss at> writes:

> Ingo Linkweiler wrote:
> > yes, I do this allready. But it would be nice to do some checks
> > before to avoid wrong user inputs.
> What do you do if the user inputs a "wrong" address? If you reject
> with an error message, the medium intelligent user will enter
> something like
> sdjfgsdjhg at
> as next try, circumventing your test.

I believe Ingo is checking for the case where the user intended to
enter a valid email address, and made a typing error resulting in a
trivially invalid one.

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Ben Finney

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