PHP5 Email verification

By | April 2, 2012

Amazing how so many people have such long and complex answers to a simple question.

Question: How do you validate a email address in PHP5?

Answer: function validemail($var) {

if (filter_var(filter_var($var, FILTER_SANITIZE_EMAIL), FILTER_VALIDATE_EMAIL)) {
if(!checkdnsrr($domain,'MX')) {
return false;
return true;
return false;

Damn people…. it wasn’t that hard!!! Once I gave up on other peoples answers, I decided to get my head on straight and did that.

Next, will be a easy was to handle a sub domain MX record…

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