How to validate email addresses in PHP

How to validate email addresses in PHP

This regex will match email adresses. However, it’s not bulletproof. Emails such as n@n.n or ____@--... would still pass validation.


If you are using PHP, you can also use filter_var() and save yourself some headaches. As illustrated here, it correctly validates most addresses.

filter_var('', FILTER_VALIDATE_EMAIL); //Returns true if email is valid, false otherwise

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