kasthuri S kasthuri S - 4 months ago 12
PHP Question

How to find email or mobile in regular expression using PHP

I have one form field. In that field it's possible for user to enter EMAIL or MOBILE. From a PHP page i got value. After that i want to check whether this is email id or mobile number. suppose

means i want to email success,suppose
means i want to show mobile success ,i think we have to write regular expression,but i don't know how to write regular expression for this problem?

<form action="#" method="POST" id="forgotForm">
<div class="form-group has-feedback">
<input type="text" class="form-control" placeholder="Email OR Mobile" id="email" name="email" value="" aria-required="true" required="" data-msg-required="Please enter your email">
<span class="glyphicon glyphicon-envelope form-control-feedback"></span>

$email=$_POST['email'];//here value it will come like 9986128658 or admin@gmail.com



You can check the input using preg_match


$emailPattern = '/^\w{2,}@\w{2,}\.\w{2,4}$/'; 
$mobilePattern ="/^[7-9][0-9]{9}$/"; 

if(preg_match($emailPattern, $email)){
    echo "Email Success!";
} else if(preg_match($mobilePattern, $email)){
    echo "Mobile Success!";
} else {
    echo "Invalid entry";
  1. Checks for the valid email

    • Email should have atleast two words length say aa@aa.aa
    • TLD should have atleast 2 characters and maximum of 4 characters
    • To include domains like co.in, use - /^\w{2,}@[\w\.]{2,}\.\w{2,4}$/
  2. Checks for the valid mobile

    • Mobile should have 10 characters length and should start either with 7 or 8 or 9, to remove that restriction, change the $mobilePattern to /^[0-9]{10}$/
  3. If it is not valid email or mobile, it returns error message