I hope you're all doing well. I have a question regarding email validation using regular expressions in PHP. I'm currently working on a project where I need to validate email addresses entered by users before storing them in a database. I know that PHP provides some built-in functions for email validation, but I'm specifically interested in using regular expressions for this task.
I understand that regular expressions can be quite powerful for pattern matching, but I'm not very familiar with them. Can anyone help me with the regular expression pattern that I can use to validate email addresses in PHP?
I would really appreciate it if someone could provide me with a sample code snippet that demonstrates how to use this regular expression for email validation in PHP. Additionally, any explanation or comments about the regular expression pattern used would be extremely helpful for me to understand the concept better.
Thank you so much in advance! I'm looking forward to your responses.