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I have a doubt in writing regex for email ..i need it below:



Should have @ and a dot embedded. There should be at
least 3 letters or digits before and after @ as well as the dot
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Question by:PeteEngineer
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I would take a look at this thread

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5342375/c-regex-email-validation

Is there a good reason for your character limits?
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by:santoshmotwani
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Try following :

\^[a-z\d.]{3,}@[a-z\d.]{3,}$


Hope this helps :

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/156430/regexp-recognition-of-email-address-hard
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by:hielo
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Refer to the accepted solution here:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web_Development/Web_Languages-Standards/PHP/Q_27258550.html

The regex is will documented
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by:Terry Woods
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This one is commonly used:

^[A-Z0-9._%+-]+@[A-Z0-9.-]+\.[A-Z]{2,4}$

(Slightly modified from http://www.regular-expressions.info/email.html )

Modified to require 3 chars before the @:
^[A-Z0-9._%+-]{3,}@[A-Z0-9.-]+\.[A-Z]{2,4}$
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by:Terry Woods
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Note you'll need the ignore case option on for that last one. Some regex engines allow it to be turned on like this:

(?i)^[A-Z0-9._%+-]+@[A-Z0-9.-]+\.[A-Z]{2,4}$

Others have an extra function parameter etc.
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by:Terry Woods
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Or, instead of the ignore case option, you can just build it into the expression:

^[a-zA-Z0-9._%+-]+@[a-zA-Z0-9.-]+\.[a-zA-Z]{2,4}$
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by:Zvonko
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My favorite is this one:
/^\w+([\.\-]\w+)*@\w+([\.-]\w+)*\.\w{2,4}$/

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And your requirment for three letters can be added like this:
/^(\w+[\.\-])*\w*[a-z]{3,}@[a-z]{3,}\w*([\.-]\w+)*\.\w{2,4}$/i

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by:Zvonko
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Or for VB.NET in ASP.NET page:
Response.Write(Regex.Match(strMyEmail,"^(?i:(\w+[\.\-])*\w*[a-z]{3,}@[a-z]{3,}\w*([\.-]\w+)*\.\w{2,4})$"))

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by:Zvonko
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For C# its like this:
Response.Write(Regex.Match(strMyEmail,@"^(?i:(\w+[\.\-])*\w*[a-z]{3,}@[a-z]{3,}\w*([\.-]\w+)*\.\w{2,4})$"));

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