A library for validating emails against several RFCs

2.1.1 2016-08-07 21:18 UTC


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Run the command below to install via Composer

composer require egulias/email-validator "~2.1"

Getting Started

EmailValidatorrequires you to decide which (or combination of them) validation/s strategy/ies you'd like to follow for each validation.

A basic example with the RFC validation


use Egulias\EmailValidator\EmailValidator;

$validator = new EmailValidator();
$validator->isValid("", new RFCValidation()); //true

Available validations

  1. RFCValidation
  2. NoWarningsRFCValidation
  3. DNSCheckValidation
  4. SpoofCheckValidation
  5. MultipleValidationWithAnd
  6. Your own validation


It is a validation that operates over other validations performing a logical and (&&) over the result of each validation.


use Egulias\EmailValidator\EmailValidator;
use Egulias\EmailValidator\Validation\DNSCheckValidation;
use Egulias\EmailValidator\Validation\MultipleValidationWithAnd;
use Egulias\EmailValidator\Validation\RFCValidation;

$validator = new EmailValidator();
$multipleValidations = new MultipleValidationWithAnd([
    new RFCValidation(),
    new DNSCheckValidation()
$validator->isValid("", $multipleValidations); //true

How to extend

It's easy! You just need to extend EmailValidation and you can use your own validation.

Other Contributors

(You can find current contributors here)

As this is a port from another library and work, here are other people related to the previous one:

  • Ricard Clau @ricardclau: Performance against PHP built-in filter_var
  • Josepf Bielawski @stloyd: For its first re-work of Dominic's lib
  • Dominic Sayers @dominicsayers: The original isemail function


Released under the MIT License attached with this code.