https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=959

Arthur Richards <aricha...@wikimedia.org> changed:

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--- Comment #37 from Arthur Richards <aricha...@wikimedia.org> 2010-12-21 
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I'm going to refrain from reopening this for now, but I am surprised that the
'solution' to this really complex problem that no one wants to fix because of:

a) its complexity, 
b) the inability of suggested fixes to accommodate rfc 2822 (there are actually
a number of other RFCs that govern the validity of email addresses as well)

is to simply look for an '@' in the email string.  Particularly when an email
address technically does not require an '@' in the string...

Some folks out there have spent a lot of time in working this problem over the
past years.  After some digging, I unearthed what actually looks like a
fabulous email validator.  It validates against the various RFCs out there
governing email addresses AND it will provide warnings when an email address is
technically considered valid but would more likely be a typo by a user.

The license is open, the source has been community developed and maintained
(though principally by Dominic Sayers) and they provide a myriad of email
addresses to test against the validator that have been carefully constructed
using the RFCs.

Please take a look at: http://www.dominicsayers.com/isemail/

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