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Blocking Free Email Provider Addresses

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Sometimes, you want to block non-work email addresses, from free providers, since they're more likely to be "throwaway" addresses.

A full implementation of this is a bit complex, but a basic implementation using Patterns is easy;

So how do we prevent that?

In addition to setting the field type to email, add the following custom attribute;

pattern = ((?!@(gmail.com|yahoo.com|hotmail.com)).)*

You should be able to enter any email, except those ending in @gmail.com, @yahoo.com, or @hotmail.com.

Add more to the list with another pipe and domain, e.g. |outlook.com.

Best Practices

Combine techniques;

  1. In Webflow's Designer, set the input type to email
  2. Also add the custom pattern
  3. Optionally, make the field required

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