Removing patterns conforming to email addresses

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Old 08-24-2011
Removing patterns conforming to email addresses

I have a huge collection of text files on my computer. These files contain lots of text in them. The files look like this.

Example 1:
This is a test file. This is an email address: This is another line.

Example 2:
This is another file. The person can be contacted at

I want to delete all the e-mail addresses from all the files. The problem is the e-mail addresses are not all same. Some are Yahoo, some are Gmail and some from .edu domain etc. So, I cannot find out the specific pattern.

Currently, I do it manually and use this command

ls -1 *.dat | while read page
cat $page | sed -e '/' $page>$page.txt

But it takes lots of efforts to do it one at a time. Any ideas how I can get rid of all e-mail addresses at one go. I am using Linux with BASH.
# 2  
Old 08-25-2011
probably this may help

DEVENS /oravl01/oracle/shipraa > sed 's/[A-Za-z0-9]*\.[A-Za-z0-9]*\.com//g' sample
This is a test file. This is an email address: . This is another line
This is another file. The person can be contacted at .
DEVENS /oravl01/oracle/shipraa >

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Old 08-25-2011
Now, e-mails could be of variety types. I am not that expert in such scripting stuffs but from your code, I could come up with this

sed 's/[A-Za-z0-9]*\.[A-Za-z0-9]*\@[A-Za-z0-9]*\.com//g' test.txt

So, if somone has e-mail as then it will work.

Now, I'll feed in other rules for addresses like these
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