On Wed, 17 Jan 2007, Josselin wrote:

> I am checking email addresses using RFC2822::EmailAddress
>
> address =~ RFC2822::EmailAddress
>
> seems to work fine, but I wonder why an email address like :  me@somewhere is 
> accepeted....  there is no domain
>
> is it right ?

it could still be 'me@somehost' - and as long as your mail service can 
resolve that address, it's perfectly fine... When you perform the regexp 
check therefore, this address is fine - the regexp check can't see whether 
the user, host, or domain are valid - but the format is OK.




Benedikt

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