The following script will perform javascript validation of E-mail addresses.
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  1.  Copy the coding into the HEAD of your HTML document
  2.  Add the last code into the BODY of your HTML document  -->

<!-- STEP ONE: Paste this code into the HEAD of your HTML document  -->


<SCRIPT TYPE="text/javascript">
<!-- Original author:  Sandeep V. Tamhankar ( -->
<!-- old Source on -->

<!-- The above address bounces and no current valid address  -->
<!-- can be found. This version has changes by Craig Cockburn -->
<!-- to accommodate top level domains .museum and .name      -->
<!-- plus various other minor corrections and changes -->

/* 1.1.3: Amended error messages and allowed script to deal with new TLDs
   1.1.2: Fixed a bug where trailing . in e-mail address was passing
            (the bug is actually in the weak regexp engine of the browser; I
            simplified the regexps to make it work).
   1.1.1: Removed restriction that countries must be preceded by a domain,
            so is now legal.  
     1.1: Rewrote most of the function to conform more closely to RFC 822.
     1.0: Original  */

<!-- Begin
function emailCheck (emailStr) {
/* The following pattern is used to check if the entered e-mail address
   fits the user@domain format.  It also is used to separate the username
   from the domain. */
var emailPat=/^(.+)@(.+)$/
/* The following string represents the pattern for matching all special
   characters.  We don't want to allow special characters in the address. 
   These characters include ( ) < @ , ; : \ " . [ ]    */
var specialChars="\\(\\)<>@,;:\\\\\\\"\\.\\[\\]"
/* The following string represents the range of characters allowed in a 
   username or domainname.  It really states which chars aren't allowed. */
var validChars="\[^\\s" + specialChars + "\]"
/* The following pattern applies if the "user" is a quoted string (in
   which case, there are no rules about which characters are allowed
   and which aren't; anything goes).  E.g. "jiminy cricket"
   is a legal e-mail address. */
var quotedUser="(\"[^\"]*\")"
/* The following pattern applies for domains that are IP addresses,
   rather than symbolic names.  E.g. joe@[] is a legal
   e-mail address. NOTE: The square brackets are required. */
var ipDomainPat=/^\[(\d{1,3})\.(\d{1,3})\.(\d{1,3})\.(\d{1,3})\]$/
/* The following string represents an atom (basically a series of
   non-special characters.) */
var atom=validChars + '+'
/* The following string represents one word in the typical username.
   For example, in, john and doe are words.
   Basically, a word is either an atom or quoted string. */
var word="(" + atom + "|" + quotedUser + ")"
// The following pattern describes the structure of the user
var userPat=new RegExp("^" + word + "(\\." + word + ")*$")
/* The following pattern describes the structure of a normal symbolic
   domain, as opposed to ipDomainPat, shown above. */
var domainPat=new RegExp("^" + atom + "(\\." + atom +")*$")

/* Finally, let's start trying to figure out if the supplied address is
   valid. */

/* Begin with the coarse pattern to simply break up user@domain into
   different pieces that are easy to analyze. */
var matchArray=emailStr.match(emailPat)
if (matchArray==null) {
  /* Too many/few @'s or something; basically, this address doesn't
     even fit the general mould of a valid e-mail address. */
	alert("Email address seems incorrect (check @ and .'s)")
	return false
var user=matchArray[1]
var domain=matchArray[2]

// See if "user" is valid 
if (user.match(userPat)==null) {
    // user is not valid
    alert("The part of your email address before the '@' doesn't seem to be valid.")
    return false

/* if the e-mail address is at an IP address (as opposed to a symbolic
   host name) make sure the IP address is valid. */
var IPArray=domain.match(ipDomainPat)
if (IPArray!=null) {
    // this is an IP address
	  for (var i=1;i<=4;i++) {
	    if (IPArray[i]>255) {
	        alert("Destination IP address is invalid!")
		return false
    return true

// Domain is symbolic name
var domainArray=domain.match(domainPat)
if (domainArray==null) {
	alert("Part of your email address after the '@' doesn't seem to be valid")
    return false

/* domain name seems valid, but now make sure that it ends in a
   three-letter word (like com, edu, gov) or a two-letter word,
   representing country (uk, nl), and that there's a hostname preceding 
   the domain or country. */

/* Now we need to break up the domain to get a count of how many atoms
   it consists of. */
var atomPat=new RegExp(atom,"g")
var domArr=domain.match(atomPat)
var len=domArr.length
if (domArr[domArr.length-1].length<2 || 
    domArr[domArr.length-1].length>6) {
   // the address must end in a two letter or other TLD including museum
   alert("The address must end in a top level domain (e.g. .com), or two letter country.")
   return false

// Make sure there's a host name preceding the domain.
if (len<2) {
   var errStr="This address is missing a hostname!"
   return false

// If we've got this far, everything's valid!
return true;
//  End -->

<!-- STEP TWO: Copy this code into the BODY of your HTML document  -->


<form name=emailform onSubmit="return emailCheck(;">
Your Email Address:  <input type=text name="email"><br>
<input type=submit value="Submit">