validates_email is a Rails 3 plugin that validates email addresses against RFC 2822 and RFC 3696
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validates_email

validates_email is a Rails 3 plugin that validates email addresses against RFC 2822 and RFC 3696

Installation

rails plugin install git://github.com/spectator/validates_email.git

or

gem 'spectator-validates_email', :require => 'validates_email'

Usage

class User < ActiveRecord::Base
  validates :primary_email, :email => true
end

As well as any other Rails 3 validation this one has the same triggers, such as :on, :if, :unless, :allow_blank, and :allow_nil.

Also, you can pass your own custom error message.

class User < ActiveRecord::Base
  validates :primary_email, :email => { :message => 'is not an email address' }
end

If you like to check MX Records for email, you can use :mx option.

class User < ActiveRecord::Base
  validates :primary_email, :email => { :mx => true }
end

And if you like to check MX Records with fallback to A record, use :a_fallback option.

class User < ActiveRecord::Base
  validates :primary_email, :email => { :mx => { :a_fallback => true } }
end

I18n

If you don't specify your own error message, then ActiveRecord's :invalid error message will be used to show the error.

If do check MX Records, then you have to specify your own error message or add it to your traslations:

activerecord:
  errors:
    messages:
      mx_invalid: "is not valid"

Credits

Most of the code were taken from Alex Dunae (dunae.ca) plugin (see github.com/alexdunae/validates_email_format_of/) and adopted for Rails 3, so pass all beers to him.

Contributors

  • Petr Blaho

  • Christian Eichhorn

  • Alexander Zubkov

How to contribute

  • Fork

  • Make changes

  • Write specs

  • Do pull request

Testing

To execute unit tests run rake spec within plugin folder.

The unit tests for this plugin use an in-memory sqlite3 database.

Notes

Compatible with following ruby versions:

  • Ruby 1.8.7

  • Ruby 1.9.2