On Monday 03 June 2002 04:42, Alexander Skwar wrote: > Justin French wrote: > >my aim will be to strip out anything that doesn't at least LOOK like like > > an email address. > > Well, instead of coming up with some "clever" regexp, I'd suggest to > completely dump syntax checks. Instead, I only check if the host has a > MX entry associated. If not, then this host either does not exist, or > mails wouldn't get through. At any rate, it's not a valid adress.
The lack of an MX record doesn't necessarily mean mail will not get through, so you cannot use that as a test for whether the address is valid. -- Jason Wong -> Gremlins Associates -> www.gremlins.com.hk Open Source Software Systems Integrators * Web Design & Hosting * Internet & Intranet Applications Development * /* Who needs friends when you can sit alone in your room and drink? */ -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php