Exchange 2007 Custom Alias

Posted on 2009-12-18
Last Modified: 2012-05-08

I'd like to add a custom alias to all users on our EBS server (Exchange 2007).

We need the new email alias to be 1st letter of the firstname and 7 letters of the surname

eg. Dane Gregerson -

How can we do this through the Exchange Email Address Policy Manager

Any help will be greatly appretiated or we need to do 200 users manually :-/

Question by:gerard_thusa
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    Accepted Solution

    In the Exchange Management Console go through the e-mail address policy and create a policy for firstname.lastname.

    Once you go through the wizard you will then see the variables in the address template that you can highlight and click edit.

    In the variable screen it will say edit this to read

    I suggest creating a test user that you can apply this to first to make sure it works.

    Also see here for more information:

    LVL 12

    Assisted Solution

    What you are looking for is already suggested by demazter
    more custom recipient policies can be found on the following link...

    Implementing Custom Recipient Policies

    Replacement String               SMTP Address Generated

    %d@noexisting.spam            MarcGrote@noexisting.spam

    %r._%d@noexisting.spam     Marc_Grote@noexisting.spam

    %g.%s@noexisting.spam      Marc.Grote@noexisting.spam

    @noexisting.spam                 MarcG@noexisting.spam

    %1g%s@noexisting.spam      MGrote@noexisting.spam

    %1g%3s@noexisting.spam    MGro@noexisting.spam
    LVL 74

    Expert Comment

    by:Glen Knight
    The policy I provided in my first link will give you what you are after:

    "In the variable screen it will say edit this to read"

    Author Closing Comment

    When I initially tried this it didn't work for me that is why I posted here.

    I ended up doing everything manually just to get it done asap. After doing this I tried your solution again and it worked :-/

    Oh well.. at least the job is done.


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