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I would like to setup a recipient policy that provides both alias@ and username@

  • alias@domain.com (%m@domain.com)
  • username@domain.com (??????)

I cant seem to find any information about getting the username@domain.com into the policy. Does anyone know if this is possible to do?

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Is it safe to assume your user names don't follow a standard that allows you to use one of the "first name"/"last name" formats? –  Paul Kroon Jul 21 '10 at 17:16
    
Unfortunately not. I would like to change this but upper management are resisting and the current scheme works. –  Littlejon Jul 21 '10 at 21:11

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If you do it through the microsoft consol, you can see the difference when creating the rule under organization / hub transport / Email address policies.

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Alias is the username (SAMAccountName to be specific), but I'm unclear what you're calling the username in this case. Is that the display-name? The list of short-cuts is here:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb232171.aspx

%m is the name under "account" on the AD object
%d is the display-name, which might include spaces
%g.%s is the fairly normal FirstName.LastName@example.com formulation

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This is incorrect (at least with 2010 it is). Alias is the alias set on the Mailbox at time of creation and is not the sAMAccountName). –  Littlejon Jul 21 '10 at 6:21
    
True, but the default is sAMAccountName. We never change it, so I slipped my mind on that one. –  sysadmin1138 Jul 21 '10 at 6:48
    
Unfortunatly I need to use both values individually and would like to be able to use Recipient policies rather then manually adding email addresses. –  Littlejon Jul 21 '10 at 11:37

I haven't implemented 2010 yet but in our 2007 server I can just add an incoming smtp address to the mailbox account. If you email either address it goes to the same mailbox.

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