[Mimedefang] perl expression to catch bad recipient addresses?

David F. Skoll dfs at roaringpenguin.com
Fri Nov 23 19:09:51 EST 2001

On Sat, 24 Nov 2001, Tony Nugent wrote:

> Has anyone got a perl expression that is failsafe to catch a badly
> malformed recipient email address?  (ie, to check that an email
> address is at least syntatically valid).

RFC2822 (http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2822.txt) specifies the
legal format for recipient addresses (page 16).  It should be
possible to write a Perl regular expression based on the RFC.


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