VB Email Check

Hi

The product I am using has an Email test and I need it to check if an Underscore _ is used in the Customer Address and validate it but it always returns isValidEmail(CustomerEmail) as False

from the VB.Net Code

If EmailTemplates.Email.IsValidEmail(FromEmailAddress) AndAlso EmailTemplates.Email.IsValidEmail(CustomerEmail) Then
            If String.IsNullOrEmpty(AttachmentType) AndAlso String.IsNullOrEmpty(AttachmentName) AndAlso Attachment Is Nothing Then
                'There is no attachements
                EmailTemplates.Email.SendMessage(EmailTemplate.EmailBody, CustomerEmail, Nothing, Nothing, EmailTemplate.EmailSubject, FromEmailAddress, EmailRetentionPeriod, SourceSystemId)
            Else
                EmailTemplates.Email.SendMessage(EmailTemplate.EmailBody, CustomerEmail, Nothing, Nothing, EmailTemplate.EmailSubject, FromEmailAddress, EmailRetentionPeriod, SourceSystemId, AttachmentType, AttachmentName, Attachment)
            End If
        End If

It goes to a section in a File with a .cs extension

public static bool IsValidEmail(string email)
        {

            bool isEmail = Regex.IsMatch(email, @"\A(?:[a-z0-9!#$%&'*+/=?^_`{|}~-]+(?:\.[a-z0-9!#$%&'*+/=?^_`{|}~-]+)*@(?:[a-z0-9](?:[a-z0-9-]*[a-z0-9])?\.)+[a-z0-9](?:[a-z0-9-]*[a-z0-9])?)\Z", RegexOptions.IgnoreCase);
                     
            //make sure an email address was provided
            if (string.IsNullOrEmpty(email))
            {
                isEmail = false;
            }
            else
            {
                //use IsMatch to validate the address
                isEmail = check.IsMatch(email);
            }
            //return the value to the calling method
            return isEmail;
        }
    }
KevinfeeningAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

frankhelkCommented:
I havn't checked the code of yours, but .NET framework has a built in feature for checking email addresses. The MailAddress class checks the validity of the address on instantiation of the object and throws an exception if sth's wrong with it. You may additionally check for the _ outside of the function or within ...
Public Function IsValidEmailFormat(ByVal s As String) As Boolean
    Try
        Dim a As New System.Net.Mail.MailAddress(s)
    Catch
        Return False
    End Try
    Return True
End Function

Open in new window

0
it_saigeDeveloperCommented:
I corrected a problem with the regular expression, but there seems to be a piece missing in this puzzle.  I rewrote the IsValidEmail because I could not find where check was being defined at.

Example program -
using System;
using System.Text.RegularExpressions;

namespace EE_Q28561667
{
	class Program
	{
		static void Main(string[] args)
		{
			Console.WriteLine("Using the corrected Regular Expression");
			Console.WriteLine(string.Format("Is bill@microsoft.com a valid email address: {0}", IsValidEmail("bill@microsoft.com")));
			Console.WriteLine(string.Format("Is bill@microsoft a valid email address: {0}", IsValidEmail("bill@microsoft")));
			Console.WriteLine(string.Format("Is bill@.com a valid email address: {0}", IsValidEmail("bill@.com")));
			Console.WriteLine(string.Format("Is b_ill@microsoft.com a valid email address: {0}", IsValidEmail("b_ill@microsoft.com")));
			Console.WriteLine(string.Format("Is bill@m_icrosoft.com a valid email address: {0}", IsValidEmail("bill@m_icrosoft.com")));
			Console.WriteLine(string.Format("Is an empty string a valid email address: {0}", IsValidEmail("")));
			Console.WriteLine(string.Format("Is a null string a valid email address: {0}", IsValidEmail(default(string))));
			Console.ReadLine();
		}

		public static bool IsValidEmail(string email)
		{
			if (!string.IsNullOrEmpty(email))
				return Regex.IsMatch(email, @"\A(?:[a-z0-9!#$%&'*+\/=?^_`{|}~-]+(?:\.[a-z0-9!#$%&'*+\/=?^_`{|}~-]+)*@(?:[a-z0-9](?:[a-z0-9-]*[a-z0-9])?\.)+[a-z0-9](?:[a-z0-9-]*[a-z0-9])?)\Z", RegexOptions.IgnoreCase);
			else
				return false;
		}
	}
}

Open in new window


Produces the following output:Capture.JPG
-saige-
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Visual Basic.NET

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.