What's wrong with using LIKE?
You could use a regex instead of LIKE.
When it comes to email, you don't really have a lot of choice. The fastest way of delivery is to send it lol. It's not like you can open up a space time
I do a connection test, it works "Connected succcessfully"
I have inserted data before with parameter binding
I have a name of brands in table, I am categorising them as categories.
In my code, I used the LIKE operator and I named the brand name