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This regular expression, I claim, matches any email address. Most of the feedback I get refutes that claim by showing one email address that this regex doesn't match. Usually, the "bug" report also includes a suggestion to make the regex "perfect".
As I explain below, my claim only holds true when one accepts my definition of what a valid email address really is, and what it's not.
If you want to use a different definition, you'll have to adapt the regex. Matching a valid email address is a perfect example showing that 1 before writing a regex, you have to know exactly what you're trying to match, and what not; and 2 there's often a trade-off between what's exact, and what's practical.
If you're looking for a quick solution, you only need to read the next paragraph.
If you want to know all the trade-offs and get plenty of alternatives to choose from, read on. If you want to use the regular expression above, there's two things you need to understand. First, long regexes make it difficult to nicely format paragraphs.
So I didn't include a-z in any of the three character classes.
This regex is intended to be used with your regex engine's "case insensitive" option turned on. You'd be surprised how many "bug" reports I get about that. Second, the above regex is delimited with word boundarieswhich makes it suitable for extracting email addresses from files or larger blocks of text.
If you want to check whether the user typed in a valid email address, replace the word boundaries with start-of-string and end-of-string anchorslike this: The previous paragraph also applies to all following examples.
And you have to turn on the case insensitive matching option. Trade-Offs in Validating Email Addresses Before ICANN made it possible for any well-funded company to create their own top-level domains, the longest top-level domains were the rarely used.
The most common top-level domains were 2 letters long for country-specific domains, and 3 or 4 letters long for general-purpose domains like. A lot of regexes for validating email addresses you'll find in various regex tutorials and references still assume the top-level domain to be fairly short.
There's only one little difference between this regex and the one at the top of this page. The 4 at the end of the regex restricts the top-level domain to 4 characters.
If you use this regex with anchors to validate the email address entered on your order form, fabio disapproved. Each part of a domain name can be no longer than 63 characters.
There are no single-digit top-level domains and none contain digits. Email addresses can be on servers on a subdomain as in john server. All of the above regexes match this email address, because I included a dot in the character class after the symbol.
But the above regexes also match john aol You can exclude such matches by replacing [A-Z I removed the dot from the character class and instead repeated the character class and the following literal dot.
If you want to avoid your system choking on arbitrarily large input, you can replace the infinite quantifiers with finite ones.
There's no direct limit on the number of subdomains. But the maximum length of an email address that can be handled by SMTP is characters. So with a single-character local part, a two-letter top-level domain and single-character sub-domains, is the maximum number of sub-domains.
The previous regex does not actually limit email addresses to characters. If each part is at its maximum length, the regex can match strings up to characters in length. You can reduce that by lowering the number of allowed sub-domains from to something more realistic like 8.
I've never seen an email address with more than 4 subdomains. If you want to enforce the character limit, the best solution is to check the length of the input string before you even use a regex.Regexes Don’t Send Email.
Don't go overboard in trying to eliminate invalid email addresses with your regular expression. The reason is that you don't really know whether an address is valid until you try to send an email to it.
Find contact information for federal, state, and local government officials. Create the email HTML Code using a "mailto" hyperlink - the HTML email link code that opens someone's email software (like Microsoft Outlook for instance). I will show you how to write the code for this and at the bottom of the page there's a tool to generate the HTML email link.
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