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Discussion on: There's only one way to validate an email address

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Thomas H Jones II

If you really want to be sure and do not want to depend on a browser implementation or a strict validation process. You could even ask their email twice. Then the chance that the user mistyped will be very, very low.

Though, if you do that, you probably want to disable the ability to paste from cut-buffer into the form. Otherwise, most people will just copy-paystah and you can end up with the wrong string twice.

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