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Ozaveshe Balogun
Ozaveshe Balogun
Front End Web Development Techdegree Student 20,459 Points

^[^@]+@[^@.]+\.[a-z]+$ accepts special characters such as !, {, +, etc. Why not use ^\w+@\w+\.[a-z]+$ instead ?

Hi guys, I noticed that ^[^@]+@[^@.]+.[a-z]+$ accepts special characters such as !, { etc, before the @ symbol while testing. Does it mean that some email addresses can contains contains special characters before the @ symbol ?

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
230,232 Points

The "local-part" of an email address is allowed to contain nearly any printable character. For more details, see this Wikipedia page.