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Create an email alias in Lotus Notes

Bob Macpherson
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Everybody in Lotus Notes has their email address as first initial and last name except for one person, who was created by a network guy and he screwed up. I would use John Johnson for the name and the email address would be jjohns@mynetwork.com instead of jjohnson@mynetwork.com. His AD login though is jjohnson.
We have a server that sends emails whenever a program fails to run and the server automatically sends emails to all the AD people adding @mynetwork.com at the end, but it fails on jjohns@mynetwork.com because it doesn't find that email address.
Can I create an alias in Lotus Notes for this person so he can receive emails generated by the system?
If yes, how can I do it.
Thanks!
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Sjef BosmanGroupware Consultant
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You can create as many aliases as you like, in the Person document, under Short name/UserID

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I tried but the email fails
Sjef BosmanGroupware Consultant
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Sorry, I should have said that you have to restart the router (or you wait some minutes)

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It tells me that this person is not found in the Domino Address Book

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I did restart the router and it tells me that this user is not found in Domino Directory

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Basicly, what I want is when the system send email to jjohnson@mynetwork.com to be forwarded by Lotus Notes to jjohns@mynetwork.com
Sjef BosmanGroupware Consultant
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Yes, I understand, but that's exactly what should happen when you add a name to that list of short names. It should read for John Johnson:
jjohnson@mynetwork.com
jjohns@mynetwork.com
jjohnson
jjohns
johnniej

all separated by a newline.

There is an option somewhere I think to disable synonym lookup, but I can't find it. I'm absolutely not sure about this. AFAIK the synonyms method mentioned above should work.
Sjef BosmanGroupware Consultant
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I assume you changed the name on the server receiving the mail by SMTP...

Here's another link to confirm the story above:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Q_22499897.html

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I do have an SMTP server also

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We do have a filter company that stops all the spam, I wonder if that has an entry to check for the validation of the email address in Notes
Groupware Consultant
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That could indeed be the problem. Check all servers upstream: your internal SMTP-gateway, and then the external anti-spam provider.

You could send 2 mails in parallel, one to jjohns and theother to jjohnson. Look in the Notes log.nsf database (under Mail and Miscellaneous) to see if and when those mails arrive. If it's only one, then the other doesn't even pass your SMTP-gateway (check there) or anti-spam provider (ask them).
brwwigginsIT Manager

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I normally add it to the user name field and not shortname.

 I've also seen some poorly written apps that can't seem to handle this. To get around it I created a group, added the necessary internet address and made the one user member of that group but it's a real ugly way around it.