Change format of email "from" field

Posted on 2005-05-17
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, 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
    Quick guess, Dinner soon: Configuration document?
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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" <>

    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

    - qwaletee
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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
    %END REM
          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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