Validating and tracking email addresses

by  |  25-Jan-2017 21:57

I have a question in my survey that asks for the respondent's email address.

But I want to add something that makes sure they type in a valid email address. While we can't check to see if an email address is valid (without sending and tracking an email to see if that email address actual exists), we can check to see whether or not it is properly formatted and follows the patterns established by Internet standards.

That is something we can do with a little help from Java Script and a feature called .

First, let's talk about what a properly-formatted email address looks like. The local part usually consists of a user name and is everything to the left of the @ symbol, and the domain part is everything to the right of that symbol, i.e. The very last part of the domain name is called the top-level domain, and typically ends with .com, .net, .mil, .edu, .gov, .org, etc.

And the way you choose to start a conversation with that person makes all the difference.

Sometimes, the best way to get someone’s attention is to knock on their door or give them a cold call, as campaign volunteers will rightly advise you to do.

In case the email addresses entered by the customer are not identical, he will receive an error message “Email addresses do not match” (see cover of this article).

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