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Rename Exchange 2010 address

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I had created an account in AD and had named it Supply Account. When Exchange was installed a mailbox with the address SupplyAccount@... was created. I have been asked to change this to Supplies@... however supplies was a previously named AD account.

Can I change the address associated with a mailbox?

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by:imkottees
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sure you can..
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by:debert
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I right-click, choose "Edit", make the change and get he error "This command will clear the PrimarySMTPAddress property because the EmailAddressPolicyEnabled parameter is set to true. This action isn't allowed."

If I were to change the  EmailAddressPolicyEnabled parameter to false I assume this would work, but what are possible ramifications?
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how your email address policy set? you can change your firstname and lastname to achieve this without unchecking the automatic policy update.
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by:debert
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When I changed the name I got Supplies2@...
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BillBondo earned 1000 total points
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You can give any user any alias email as long as it isnt already in use.
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