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Mailbox name not to be used as email address

Hello everyone

Would it be possible to configure MDaemon not to accept
mailbox_name@domain as email address?

Naming convention we use is: mailbox name is users nickname or something
loosely based on hers/his real name. It is also their Windows AD
username, with synced domain/MD password. Everyone has two aliases,
name.surname@domain and name_initial.surname@domain. Using aliases for
login is not allowed. None of our published email listings include
mailbox_name@domain addresses.

We are using (hosted) Security Gateway and it's being a big help. Our
business keep people traveling frequently, to different countries, and
they need email access. Location Screening is ON, but as soon as I
exclude new country, various connection attempts begin and, when they
are not dropped outright, I can sometimes see attempted login
credentials. They are mostly using aliases, but (roughly) 10% of tries
uses correct mailbox_name@domain.

As mailbox_name@domain is used for account configuration/webmail access
I'm constantly reminding users not to give their mailbox name as email
address, but it's easier for them. Especially if it involves spelling
their full email address to people from other countries. I don't think
this would eliminate these attempts completely, but outside of making
one user re-naming campaign (to AD usernames/MD mailbox names something
cryptic, long and completely different from real names), I don't see
what could be done.
Even that, someone will find the "reason" to use that new mailbox name
as a email address.



Regards

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