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Split an email address into its local and domain parts

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Split an email address into its local and domain parts

This was built to grab the name used off of an email address. This library does not perform validation as we retrieve our email addresses from a trusted source.

This was initially written in JavaScript and has been ported to Python.

Getting Started

Install the module with: pip install email_split

from email_split import email_split
email = email_split('')
email.local  # todd
email.domain  #


We export the function email_split from our module email_split.


Function that extracts local and domain parts of email address.

  • email str - Email address to break down


  • email object - Object representing email address
    • local str - Leading portion of email address
      • For example, todd in
    • domain str - Tailing portion of email address
      • For example, in

We chose the names local and domain based off of the RFC specification for mailto.


In lieu of a formal styleguide, take care to maintain the existing coding style. Add unit tests for any new or changed functionality. Test and lint via ./


Copyright (c) 2016

Licensed under the MIT license.

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