How do I stop Exchange 2003 recipient policy adding a number to the end of the email address?
Posted on 2004-09-08
When I create and email address I want exchange 2003 to follow the company address format rules:-
1./ create firstname.lastname@example.org e.g. email@example.com
2./ If fred.jones already exists then create firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
3./ if fredm.jones alreadt exists then create etc etc
(I tried creating 2 or more recipient polices that apply to all users, one with a higher priority than the others)
but what happens is this:-
1./ firstname.lastname@example.org is create
2./ then email@example.com is created and the second (third etc) policy is ignored.
also when you get to the 10th duplicate name you get:-
Where is the policy that defines the "adding of a number to the email to make it unique", where is it located or is it hard coded.
Can it be changed?
Can it flow down an approved email address format hierarchy?
Is the addition of a Hex number a bug or an enhancement? can this be changed?