On 2007-01-17 12:50:22 +0100, Benedikt Heinen <ruby / ml.icemark.net> said:

> 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
> 
>    ALLIANCE, n.  In international politics, the union of two thieves who
>      have their hands so deeply inserted in each other's pockets that
>      they cannot separately plunder a third.
>  			(Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary)

thanks  a lot