It is provided as a courtesy for individuals who are still using these technologies.This page may contain URLs that were valid when originally published, but now link to sites or pages that no longer exist.At this point, why keep parsing email addresses for their format? Until it becomes approved use this expression so far: public const string Match Email Pattern = @"^(([\w-] \.) [\w-] |([a-z A-Z]|[\w-]))@" @"((([0-1]? Characters with following restrictions: Space and "(),:;@ \ Restrictions: · None of the above characters in the local part is allowed outside quotation marks.If (like me when I first saw this) you AREN’T experienced at Regex, it takes a while to parse. The local string (the part of the email address that comes before the @) can contain any of these characters: is a valid email address. For this reason, for a time I began running any email address against the following regular expression instead: Simple, right? This is often the most I do and, when paired with a confirmation field for the email address on your registration form, can alleviate most problems with user error. They can get ridiculously convoluted as in the case above and, according to the specification, are often too strict anyway.It is better to use regex, at least it is better for your coding skills, as such knowledge will carry over to other languages that can’t use the .
The best regex I’ve found so far was on Stack Overflow, and it can be implemented easily: regex for email addresses is ridiculously long, and looks like some alien language rather than a useful code.It’s surprisingly easy, and you’re probably already doing it anyway. If you’re going to send an activation email to users, why bother using a gigantic regular expression?Think about it this way: I register for your website under the email address . That’s probably going to bounce off of the illustrious mail daemon, but the formatting is fine; it’s a valid email address.Another common use-case is when we get a large text-file (a dump, or a log file) and we need to extract the list of e-mail address from that file.Many people know that Perl is powerful in text processing and that using regular expressions can be used to solve difficult text-processing problems with just a few tens of characters in a well-crafted regex.For further reading on this topic: Phil Haack’s article on email address validation I'm a developer with more than fifteen years' experience as a programmer and information technology generalist with various Fortune 500 companies. Expertise includes Web, database, and application development. NET i OS MS SQL Server Word Press Google Mirror API PHP Python j Query Go / Golang Programming Google Glass Ruby / Ruby on Rails Oracle Database Visual Basic .