Hi I'm trying to search for a string using php with an @ symbol in it.
eg if some writes @lilfellabob then echo "@lilfellabob was found" else echo "@lilfellabob was not found".
Should be simple but something with the @ symbol is making it not work and I feel like stabbing someone.

if (stripos($message, "'@'lilfellabob"))
{
echo "@lilfellabob was found";
}

Any idea what I can do to make the @ symbol work (if i take it away and search "lilfellabob" it works perfectly)

cheers,

lilfellabob