[Reportbug-maint] Bug#221548: check if email address is correct

Sandro Tosi morph at debian.org
Fri Jun 5 09:33:34 UTC 2009

Hi Carl,
thanks for the patch.

On Fri, Jun 5, 2009 at 01:05, chaica<chaica at ohmytux.com> wrote:
> tags 221548 patch
> thanks
> Hi,
> Here is a patch to check if the provided email address is correct,
> according to rfc2822 but not too restrictive. Controls only verify
> really common specifications.

checking email validity is known to be "quite hard": wouldn't it be
better to use a regular expression instead of the checks you used?
there are some regexps already available on the net (some of them a
really big!).

Sandro Tosi (aka morph, morpheus, matrixhasu)
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