Don't use regular expressions to "validate" email addresses (was:Ineed some help with a regexp please)

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at
Fri Sep 22 11:16:33 CEST 2006

Bruno Desthuilliers wrote:

>> if you were creating a web app with an email form... rather than try to
>> check if the email is valid...
> Ever bothered to read the relevant rfc ?

or the perl faq:


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