On Sat, Nov 19, 2011 at 11:23:59AM -0500, Ron Piggott wrote:
> I am unsure of how to parse first name, last name and e-mail address from the 
> 'From:' field of an e-mail.
> What I am struggling with is if the name has more than two words 
> - Such as the last name being multiple words
> - A name a business or department is given instead of a personal name
> - If the person has included their middle name, middle initial or degrees 
> (“Dr.”)
> - If last name has multiple words
> Also the formatting of the from field changes in various e-mail programs:
> From: Ron Piggott <ron.pigg...@actsministries.org>
> From: "Ron Piggott" <ron.pigg...@actsministries.org>
> From: ron.pigg...@actsministries.org
> From: <ron.pigg...@actsministries.org>
> If there is more than 2 words for the name I would like them to be assigned 
> to the last name.

You can make no such assumption, different people/companies/... do it in 
different ways.
If you really want to have fun look at the different 'norms' from different 

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