On Fri, Feb 01, 2008 at 01:14:56AM +0900, Eric H. wrote:
> Anyone have a code snippet that tells whether an email address is
> "valid" but not necessarily whether it is a working address because that
> much I can sort out through my mail server through any bounces.
> 
> I have a database of addresses where the person entering the data has a
> bad, bad, bad, BAD habit of not validating them before entering them and
> so I get things like "***DO NOT SHARE DATA***" and "lmnopaol.com" and
> the like. It's not my company or else she'd be going over all the
> entries by hand.

See http://www.regular-expressions.info/email.html

> Thanks in advance
--Greg