Extract Email Addresses

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Just pass the string (e.g. the body part of an email) to the function, and it returns an array of Email Addresses contained in the String.

function extract_emails_from($string) {
         preg_match_all("/[\._a-zA-Z0-9-][email protected][\._a-zA-Z0-9-]+/i", $string, $matches);
         return $matches[0];
}

If you catch the return value of function in $emails, you can parse it using foreach:

foreach($emails as $email) {
    echo trim($email).'<br/>';
}