Validating e mail

Here’s a fairly common code sample from Rails Applications with some sort of authentication system: If you’re experienced at Regex, this seems simple. Sections 3.2.4 and 3.4.1 of the RFC go into the requirements on how an email address needs to be formatted and, well, there’s not much you can’t do in your email address when quotes or backslashes are involved.

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.

If you actually check the Google query I linked above, people have been writing (or trying to write) RFC-compliant regular expressions to parse email addresses for years.

In fact, a Treeletrik vehicle starts saving you money from day one in petrol and maintenance costs, and you do end up saving more over the lifetime of our product.

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?

Not only does direct drive minimises friction loss by eliminating clutches and gears, but it also helps eliminate the need for routine powertrain maintenance and reduces the weight of the motorcycle.

The Treeletrik powertrain uses revolutionary technology to maximise efficiency and eliminate the need for complex cooling mechanisms.

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.

To fix this problem, you implement an activation system where, after registering, I am sent an email with a link I must click.

Search for validating e mail:

validating e mail-12validating e mail-50validating e mail-50

The result of sending an email to a badly formatted email address would be the same: it’ll get bounced. If you really want to do checking of email addresses right on the signup page, include a confirmation field so they have to type it twice.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

One thought on “validating e mail”

  1. This way you can find out everything you need to know about a specific on the web cam chat site and know its price-range, high quality of performers and discover what experienced cammers have to say about it.

  2. Sometimes a Grand Canyon are definitely spectacular. The trains will have seven assembly plants used by companies and corporations in the Chinese academy of sciences in Beijing, is trying to assess their social performance.