Creating E-Mail Address Policies
When creating an e-mail address policy, you can use the following e-mail address types:
- Precanned SMTP e-mail address. Precanned SMTP e-mail addresses are commonly used e-mail address types provided for you.
- Custom SMTP e-mail address. If you don’t want to use one of the precanned SMTP e-mail addresses, you can specify a custom SMTP e-mail address.
When creating a custom SMTP e-mail address, you can use the variables in the following table to specify alternate values for the local part of the e-mail address.
Custom SMTP e-mail address
Variable Value %g Given name (first name) %i Middle initial %s Surname (last name) %d Display name %m Exchange alias %xs Uses the first x letters of the surname. For example, if x = 2, the first two letters of the surname are used. %xg Uses the first x letters of the given name. For example, if x = 2, the first two letters of the given name are used.
- Non-SMTP e-mail address. The following types of non-SMTP e-mail addresses are supported:
- EX (Legacy DN Proxy Address Prefix DisplayName)
- Lotus Notes
- Novell GroupWise
- Exchange Unified Messaging proxy address (EUM proxy address)
Important: In Exchange, all non-SMTP e-mail addresses are considered custom addresses. Exchange doesn’t provide unique dialog boxes or property pages for X.400, GroupWise, or Lotus Notes e-mail address types. If you add a non-SMTP custom e-mail address, you must have the appropriate dynamic-link library (DLL) files. If you don’t provide the appropriate DLL files, you won’t be able to create a customized e-mail address policy. The following error will be logged in Event Viewer: “The e-mail address description object in the Microsoft Exchange directory for the ‘SADF’ address type on ‘i386’ machines are missing.”