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exchange 2007 - email address policies

Posted on 2010-08-31
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Hi,
I have a number of email address policies. One looks like this:
%g@domain1.com
@domain2.com
%g@domain2.com
@domain3.com

My account names are firstname.lastname, but I want my default email addresses to be first name. The above does that just fine.

Issue is that when I have two employees with the same first name, the second employee, by default, gets the number 2 appended to his email address. Example:
ben@domain1.com
ben2@domain1.com

Can I control how Exchange handles conflicts like that? I would prefer that in light of a conflict, email address is firstname lastinitial@ (obviously, sans the space)....

Nathan
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exchange does not have the ability to add that type of intelligence into an email address policy
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ok - so I have to go in, uncheck the "auto generate" box and then manually update the email address to what I want?
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yes, you need to block the policy inheritence
then you can set the address to whatever you like
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Thanks - last question... blocking the policy inheritance.... are there other ways to do it outside of the mailbox settings? Specifically the E-Mail Address tab "Automatically update e-mail addresses based on email address policy"
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you can either do it there within the console or thru powershell

set-mailbox -emailaddresspolicyenabled:$false

which would allow you to do bulk operations
remove it for everyone

get-mailbox | set-mailbox -emailaddresspolicyenabled:$false
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Thanks Endital
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