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Automatic Mailto Links

$string = eregi_replace('([_\.0-9a-z-]+@([0-9a-z][0-9a-z-]+\.)+[a-z]{2,3})','<a href="mailto:\\1">\\1</a>', $text);
echo $string;


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    Keep in mind that the POSIX Regex functions are deprecated in PHP 5.3.0 and removed in PHP 6.


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    AndiD is right. Use preg_* functions instead of eregi_* functions.

  3. what does this do though? im thinking about making a mail:to link on the footer of my site :

    take a look and see if it’d be worth it.

  4. Alternatively since eregi_replace is deprecated use preg_replace thus

    $stringa = “This should format my email address“;

    $pattern = “/([a-z0-9][_a-z0-9.-]+@([0-9a-z][_0-9a-z-]+\.)+[a-z]{2,6})/i”;
    $replace = “\\1“;
    $text = preg_replace($pattern, $replace, $stringa);
    echo htmlspecialchars($text);

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    Actually it should be something like
    $pattern = “/([a-z0-9][_a-z0-9.-]+@([0-9a-z][_0-9a-z-]+\.)+[a-z]{2,6})/i”;
    $replace = ‘\\1‘;
    $text = preg_replace($pattern, $replace, $stringa);

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    Actualy it should be something like

    $pattern = "/([a-z0-9][_a-z0-9.-]+@([0-9a-z][_0-9a-z-]+\.)+[a-z]{2,6})/i";
    $replace = '\\1';
    $text = preg_replace($pattern, $replace, $stringa);

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