How to format and validate email node js

Issue

I would like that email had format like: a@b.c.

Which is the best way to do it?

I have a component for registration and I have the field like this:

<mat-form-field>
              <input matInput placeholder="Email" name="email" [(ngModel)]="email" required>
</mat-form-field>

In my usersRouter I have the function for registration:

router.post('/users/register', (req, res) => {
        ...
        const user = new User({
            ...
            email: req.body.email,
            ...
        });
     ...
});

Also, I use mongo and in the UserSchema I have this for the email:

email: {
        type: String,
        required: true
}

Thanks!

Solution

Use regular expression something like that:

Solution 1:

^[a-zA-Z0-9.!#$%&'*+/=?^_`{|}~-]+@[a-zA-Z0-9](?:[a-zA-Z0-9-]{0,61}[a-zA-Z0-9])?(?:\.[a-zA-Z0-9](?:[a-zA-Z0-9-]{0,61}[a-zA-Z0-9])?)*$

Sample code:

const emailToValidate = 'a@a.com';
const emailRegexp = /^[a-zA-Z0-9.!#$%&'*+/=?^_`{|}~-]+@[a-zA-Z0-9](?:[a-zA-Z0-9-]{0,61}[a-zA-Z0-9])?(?:\.[a-zA-Z0-9](?:[a-zA-Z0-9-]{0,61}[a-zA-Z0-9])?)*$/;

console.log(emailRegexp.test(emailToValidate));

Solution 2:

Because you use angular, you are able to validate the email on front-end side by using Validators.email.

If you check angular source code of Validators.email here, you will find an EMAIL_REGEXP const variable with the following value:

/^(?=.{1,254}$)(?=.{1,64}@)[-!#$%&'*+/0-9=?A-Z^_`a-z{|}~]+(\.[-!#$%&'*+/0-9=?A-Z^_`a-z{|}~]+)*@[A-Za-z0-9]([A-Za-z0-9-]{0,61}[A-Za-z0-9])?(\.[A-Za-z0-9]([A-Za-z0-9-]{0,61}[A-Za-z0-9])?)*$/;

You could use it on back-end side too, to validate the input.

Answered By – gr4viton

Answer Checked By – Pedro (AngularFixing Volunteer)

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