Support » Plugin: Contact Form 7 » Email Address with dot in address line invalid

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  • Plugin Author Takayuki Miyoshi


    The “” should be valid and Contact Form 7 does accept it. It might be something interfering the validation process. Try deactivating all other plugins and switching to the default theme.

    It seems to be inconsistent across websites. On some, it works, on others, it doesn’t. However on it does not even with all of the plugins turned off except Contact Form 7 and Really Simple CAPTCHA. Same plugins installed as on other sites.
    Uninstalled Contact Form 7 and deleted files. Reinstalled Contact Form 7 … and same thing.

    I hate the thoughts of turning to another contact form when I have been using this plugin for a long time.

    Plugin Author Takayuki Miyoshi


    How about theme? Have you tried switching theme to the default one?


    I tested the form at the link you provided. I am getting “Email address seems invalid” for all email addresses. I don’t believe the problem is related to emails “containing a dot in the address ” as you suggest.

    Rather I expect you have a Javascript Conflict somewhere on your site. Could be either your theme or another plugin.

    Thanks, I really appreciate you helping me with this.

    At first, I thought it was the javascript from facebook that I did not eliminate when I had to start using iFrame. FB would only allow the likebox at 292px which took over 25% of my Theme content area.
    So, I eliminated the orphan javascript. Let all plugins deactivated, and changed themes.

    Still won’t accept any email addresses. I switched to Twenty Eleven 1.5. WP 3.52. They only other javascript is Google Analytics.

    Thank you ever so much for your help.

    See Solving CF7 Javascript Conflicts.

    Use Firebug or Chrome Dev Tools to examine Javascript conflicts in detail – see for general guidance.

    You will need to be skilled at using Firebug to find what is causing your Javascript conflict and how to resolve it – see

    I guess this just isn’t my lucky day. No errors or conflicts are reported in Firebug.
    Using the Chrome developers tools, I do see errors, but those errors are no different from other sites where CF7 is working correctly.
    I’m perplexed.
    I have reactivated the origninal theme so the overall site works until I get this resolved. Since it doesn’t matter whether I have a default theme activated or not.
    ALL Plugins have still been deactivated and I have removed FB from the site.
    What do you suggest next?

    I tested yours, as I use CF7 and have never had a problem with emails with dots.

    It did not work with either of my emails, one with the dot, and the other without.

    There is one difference between what we have in the code though:

    I use name=”your-email”, your is only name=”email”

    No idea if that would be the problem though.

    ‘<p>Your Email (required)
    <span class=”wpcf7-form-control-wrap email”><input type=”email” name=”email” value=”” size=”40″ class=”wpcf7-form-control wpcf7-text wpcf7-email wpcf7-validates-as-required wpcf7-validates-as-email” aria-required=”true” /></span> </p>’

    ‘<p>Your Email (required)
    <span class=”wpcf7-form-control-wrap your-email”><input type=”email” name=”your-email” value=”” size=”40″ class=”wpcf7-form-control wpcf7-text wpcf7-email wpcf7-validates-as-required wpcf7-validates-as-email” aria-required=”true” /></span> </p>’

    I changed “email” back to the default “your-email”. Same issue, email address invalid.

    THANKS 🙂

    The last post required me to go through all of the syntax of the contact form and I found the error. I can not tell you how much I appreciate all of the support and concern.

    Thanks again.

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