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Change format of email "from" field

Posted on 2005-05-17
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Last Modified: 2013-12-18
OK I would guess this one is very obvious but I just can't find where to change it.

People receive our email as jsmith@domain.com, but I always get emails
from other businesses that it's  John Smith in the from/who field.....not his email address
it just looks more sharp

but i cant find an option to change that anywhere!!!
help :(
Question by:kjbbnk
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by:Sjef Bosman
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Quick guess, Dinner soon: Configuration document?
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qwaletee earned 200 total points
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Hi kjbbnk,

Has to be done for teh entire mail system (moe or less).  Edit your Configuration document, under the MIME -> Advanced -> Outbound Message Options tab, you need to enable a phrase part setting.

Best regards,
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Good "guess" Sjef.
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don't have a lot of experience with this, but what has worked for me is to simply set my "Internet mail address" field in my profile document using both address and phrase.  Eg:

"FirstName LastName" <user@domain.com>

And as qwaletee mentions ... I would expect there might be a system-wide setting.
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>  set my "Internet mail address" field in my profile document
I asusme you mean location document.  Problem is, normally, whatever is in the person document will overwrite your location document via NDYNCFG

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The From value comes from the calendarprofile and\or Directoryprofile

The Owner value is set in the Common ScriptLibrary in the maildatabase, or from your location doc if outside you mail database.

Sub wCreateDefaultCalendarProfile
 *This routine creates a calendar profile document
  containg default values for required fields
      Dim iwaNote As NotesDocument
      On Error Goto ErrorRoutine
      'the global variable "profile" is a profile document already
      'we need to add the fields to it
      profile.Form = "CalendarProfile"
      Call profile.ReplaceItemValue("Owner",session.effectiveusername)
End Sub

Function CSGetMailFileOwner() As String
      Dim session As New notessession
      Dim profile As notesdocument
      Dim strOwner As String
      Set profile = session.currentdatabase.getprofiledocument("CalendarProfile")
      strOwner = profile.GetItemValue("Owner")(0)
      If Len(strOwner) Then
            CSGetMailFileOwner = strOwner
            CSGetMailFileOwner = session.UserName
      End If
End Function

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