The Lodge is members-only design/dev videos and Office Hours.

Next Office Hours Session: "Implementing an SVG Icon System" Nov 30 - 6:00 PM Eastern

Extract Email Addresses

Last updated on:

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-]+@[\._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/>';


  1. Sunny Verma
    Permalink to comment#

    This is more accurate regular expression for email.


Leave a Comment

Posting Code

We highly encourage you to post problematic HTML/CSS/JavaScript over on CodePen and include the link in your post. It's much easier to see, understand, and help with when you do that.

Markdown is supported, so you can write inline code like `<div>this</div>` or multiline blocks of code in in triple backtick fences like this:

  function example() {
    element.innerHTML = "<div>code</div>";

There's a whole bunch of content on CSS-Tricks.

Search for Stuff   •   Browse the Archives

Get the Newsletter ... or get the RSS feed