Connecting to Other Messaging Systems

Create a Recipients Policy

When you install the GroupWise connector in your organization, the GroupWise e-mail address generator creates an address of type GWISE (GroupWise_domain.Post_office.Object_ID) for each user, group, contact, and public folder in the organization. The default address is:

Exchange.First Administrative Group.%m

Caution   During directory synchronization, the connector also creates secondary proxy addresses for GroupWise recipients. These addresses, which appear not bolded in the E-Mail Addresses tab, are used as unique identifiers for GroupWise recipients. You should not delete these secondary proxy addresses; in general, you should only delete addresses that you create manually.

You can modify the user name format using the format specifiers in the following table.

Format specifier Name component
%g First name
%i Initial
%s Last name (surname)
%d Display name
%m Alias
%#specifier The number of characters for the user name. For example, the format specifier %3s for the last name Martinez generates "Mar."

To create a recipients policy:

  1. Start System Manager
    On the Start menu, point to Programs, point to Microsoft Exchange, and then click System Manager.
  2. Navigate to Recipient Policies.


    1. Recipient Policies
  3. In the details pane, right-click the policy, and then click Properties.
  4. On the E-Mail Addresses tab, click the GWISE entry, and then click Edit.
  5. Make the necessary modifications. Name format examples...

    The following examples are based on the recipient Kim Yoshida.

    Use the format... To generate the address...
    Exchange.First Administrative Group.%m Exchange.First Administrative Group.KimY
    Exchange.First Administrative Group.%s Exchange.First Administrative Group.Yoshida

    Important   Although Active Directory supports Unicode characters, the e-mail address must use the Western European character set.

  6. Click the box next to the GWISE address type, so that a check mark appears. Then click Apply. Recipient Update Service will automatically generate GroupWise addresses for all users, contacts, and groups in Active Directory.

Related Topics

Understanding Recipient Policies