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What does the regular expression "[^\s@]+@[^\s@]+\.[^\s@]+" actually do?

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purplesoupFlag for United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland asked on
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I'm trying to find a regex for email validation and someone suggested

[^\s@]+@[^\s@]+\.[^\s@]+

but looking up what the expression means here:

http://www.cheatography.com/davechild/cheat-sheets/regular-expressions/

It seems to be expecting lots of white space which doesn't make any sense.

Testing the expression it does seem fine for validating email addresses btw - I just can't understand how it is doing it.
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