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  • We are trying to enable POP and IMAP on our exchange server, but one of our users cannot login. We found out this is due to his Alias (under Exchange General) is different to his Pre-Windows 2000 login name. If we change the Alias will this have any negative effect for the user or cause any problems anywhere else?
    Wednesday, August 10, 2011 10:40 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    I have tested it in Exchange 2010. When I change alias of some account, it works fine in sending or receiving emails.

    Note: The mailnickname attribute will change if the alias changes, but the proxy address will remain the same if the alias is not mentioned in the email address policy . And changing alias will not break the mail flow.

     

    Hope this helps.

     

    Thanks


    Sophia Xu
    • Marked as answer by Sophia Xu Friday, August 19, 2011 1:27 AM
    Monday, August 15, 2011 7:39 AM

All replies

  • Hi

    Nothing will happen if you change the alias name of a mailbox. A new email address will create based on the new email alias.

    If you are having any gateway application to allow, particular email alias to recieive email from external domain, you have to add the new alias.

    Wednesday, August 10, 2011 10:56 AM
  • But the orignal defined email address under the email addresses will still function correctly and with all stored email intact?
    Wednesday, August 10, 2011 11:01 AM
  • Yes, I have changed the alias on many mailboxes on various versions of exchange as users have changed their names and the mailboxes continue to function perfectly
    Wednesday, August 10, 2011 12:59 PM
  • On Wed, 10 Aug 2011 10:40:07 +0000, the evil monkey wrote:
     
    >We are trying to enable POP and IMAP on our exchange server, but one of our users cannot login. We found out this is due to his Alias (under Exchange General) is different to his Pre-Windows 2000 login name. If we change the Alias will this have any negative effect for the user or cause any problems anywhere else?
     
    See if using this format works for providing credentials:
     
    <AD-domain>\<AD-user>\<alias>
     
    ---
    Rich Matheisen
    MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
     

    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
    Wednesday, August 10, 2011 10:04 PM
  • Hi,

    I have tested it in Exchange 2010. When I change alias of some account, it works fine in sending or receiving emails.

    Note: The mailnickname attribute will change if the alias changes, but the proxy address will remain the same if the alias is not mentioned in the email address policy . And changing alias will not break the mail flow.

     

    Hope this helps.

     

    Thanks


    Sophia Xu
    • Marked as answer by Sophia Xu Friday, August 19, 2011 1:27 AM
    Monday, August 15, 2011 7:39 AM