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HTML5 Form - MVC - require email format

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I have an MVC5 app in which I create a ViewModel to populate a form.  I would like to require that one of the fields have a valid email address.  I have decorated the relevant field as follows in the ViewModel:

[Required, MaxLength(100), DataType(DataType.EmailAddress), Display(Name="Email From")]
        public string EmailFrom { get; set; }

The required field is written as follows in the chtml page:

                <div class="control-group">
                    @Html.LabelFor(model => model.EmailFrom, new { @class = "control-label" })
                    @Html.TextBoxFor(model => model.EmailFrom, null, new { @class = "help-inline form-control" })
                    @Html.ValidationMessageFor(model => model.EmailFrom, null, new { @class = "help-inline" })

The code works as far as requiring something to be entered - but lets me enter a non-valid email field.  any help in fixing this would be greatly appreciated.

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