How does Salesforce qualify an email address?
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Salesforce complies with the RFC’s 2822 standard for email address verification. We keep working on improving the quality of data our customers can enter into salesforce, and help them correct any “bad” data. Also to improve email deliverability we are enforcing checks on the valid format of email addresses. One of the major reasons also for the change is that invalid formats creates good amounts of email traffic, that just gets pings around between email servers
We currently support the following email format:
For the local part of the email address we accept the following characters. The local part is anything before the @ sign.
NOTE: We allow two consecutive period characters ('..') in the middle of the local part of the email address (eg, a..firstname.lastname@example.org) and a single period ('.') at the end but not at the beginning of the local part (eg, a.@test.jp).
0-9 and A-Z and a-z and dash “-“
Example email address:
RFC 2822: http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2822.txt
RFC 2821: http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2821.txt
RFC 821: http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc821.html