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0017275mantisbtemailpublic2015-09-06 17:37
ReportergrangewayAssigned Todregad 
PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityhave not tried
Status closedResolutionfixed 
Product Version 
Target Version1.3.0-beta.3Fixed in Version1.3.0-beta.3 
Summary0017275: email matching within Mantis should follow html5 standard

Mantis makes currently makes use of a custom regex for email handling within string api. This was implemented before HTML5 defined an email pattern for use within browsers.

We should replace our custom regex with the regular expression defined in HTML5 - this means that in future, the handling of email addreses within mantis should match the handling of email addresses within the web browser.

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related to 0016894 closeddregad Don't allow invalid email addresses (e.g. fred@localhost) to be used when signing up 
related to 0017279 closeddregad Email addresses validation and parsing is not consistent 




2015-02-03 18:48

developer   ~0048784

I think it would be best if PHPMailer provided a way to retrieve the validation regexes (they are currently hardcoded within the validateAddress() method), which would allow us to match emails in a consistent manner with how they are validated.

Related Changesets

MantisBT: master 3b584404

2014-06-03 11:54:48


Details Diff
Add HTML5 email validation method (as default)

As per grangeway's suggestion in pull request 172, we are now using an
HTML5 specification-compliant regex to validate e-mail addresses by
default instead of PHP method.

Issue 0017275, 0017279
mod - config_defaults_inc.php Diff File
mod - core/constant_inc.php Diff File
mod - core/email_api.php Diff File
mod - docbook/Admin_Guide/en-US/config/email.xml Diff File

MantisBT: master bb5da6b6

2015-04-04 12:17:09


Details Diff
Use standard HTML5 regex in email_regex_simple()

A future improvement for this would be to retrieve the regex from the
PHPMailer library to ensure we are guaranteed consistent behavior for
our handling of e-mails, but this is currently not possible since the
regexes are hardcoded in PHPMailer's validateAddress() method.

Fixes 0017275, 0017279
mod - core/email_api.php Diff File

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2014-05-02 19:09 grangeway New Issue
2014-05-29 03:30 grangeway Assigned To => grangeway
2014-05-29 03:30 grangeway Status new => assigned
2014-06-03 12:01 dregad Relationship added related to 0016894
2014-11-07 17:12 atrol Assigned To grangeway =>
2014-11-07 17:12 atrol Status assigned => new
2015-02-03 18:48 dregad Assigned To => dregad
2015-02-03 18:48 dregad Status new => assigned
2015-02-03 18:48 dregad Note Added: 0048784
2015-04-16 18:07 dregad Relationship added related to 0017279
2015-04-18 19:23 dregad Changeset attached => MantisBT master 3b584404
2015-04-18 19:23 dregad Changeset attached => MantisBT master bb5da6b6
2015-04-18 19:23 dregad Status assigned => resolved
2015-04-18 19:23 dregad Resolution open => fixed
2015-04-18 19:23 dregad Fixed in Version => 1.3.0-beta.3
2015-04-18 19:26 dregad Target Version => 1.3.0-beta.3
2015-09-06 17:37 vboctoradmin Status resolved => closed