Custom E-mail Address Policy in Exchange 2010/2013 organisation

Hi All,

Currently doing a forest migration from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2013 (via 2010).

Our set-up is a little different in the fact we use generic accounts for every position in the domain - E.G. the first name is "UK Electrician", with no last name or display name.

The email address on 2003 is currently "".
The email address once migrated to 2010/2013 is being set to "" and of course, users still on 2003 get an NDR saying this address is not known.

We are struggling to work out an email address policy for this on 2010/2013 that will correct it and give "uk.electrician@...." straight away.....

Can anyone assist with this please?
Alex TookeAsked:
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MASEE Solution Guide - Technical Dept HeadCommented:
You can manage by taking first 2 letters
example %2g will take first 2 letters if the given name

if you want to replace space with dot you have to use as below
Alex TookeAuthor Commented:
Thank you - that helps a little bit.

But we also have accounts like the below =


Which in AD the accounts first name is just "US Senior Engineer"

And then of course in Exchange 10/13 it will get an email address of ""

Is it possible to fix that????
MASEE Solution Guide - Technical Dept HeadCommented:
You can use the same format.

if given name is "US Senior Engineer" email adress will be if you use the above custom email. i.e. %r which will replace all the spaces with dots

Please check this

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