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In the Microsoft Exchange Administrator program, in the Configurationcontainer, Site Addressing object, Site Addressing property page, the SMTPaddress generator will not generate SMTP addresses using the firstletter(s) of a name. This means you cannot generate SMTP addressesautomatically like:
where "p" is the first letter of the first name "Paul" and "bunyan" is thelast name.
The SMTP address generation did not implement the %n feature, where "n" isa number, that allows you to specify how many characters of a name fieldyou want to use in an SMTP address. This differs from the way MicrosoftExchange Server alias and display names are generated in the MicrosoftExchange Administrator program using the Options command on the Tools menu.
The SMTP address generator can be configured to use the first name, lastname, alias or display name by following the chart below:
%g given name (first name)%s surname (last name)%m alias%d display name%r ch1 ch2 replace the first character(s) (ch1) with the second character(s) (ch2). If ch1 and c2 are the same, ch1 will be deleted.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Microsoft Exchange Serverversion 4.0. This problem was corrected in Microsoft Exchange Server 4.0U.S. Service Pack 2. For information on obtaining the service pack, queryon the following word in the Microsoft Knowledge Base (without the spaces):
S E R V P A C K
Now you can specify the number of characters, up to 99, in the given name,surname, alias or display name that you want defined. For example, tocreate an SMTP address with the given name and the first 2 letters of thelast name, use the following formula in the Site Addressing, SMTP proxy: