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Recent contacts changing outbound from address

Andy Pedisich  June 1 2014 07:00:00 PM
Heads up about another strange recent contacts action.

In my contacts, there is a recent contacts entry for a variation of my Notes name, Andrew Pedisich.  It's listed under my Notes email address, which is Andrew M Pedisich/Technotics.
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If I look at the properties of this document, I'll find a field called $DPABDIPNAME.
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There are 30 different alias prefixes names listed for my name in there.

Here's the thing.  I've found that when I send an outbound message to someone on the Internet, sometimes my outbound SMTP name prefix is changed from "Andrew M Pedisich" to one of the prefixes on one of these names.

That's not terrible, except Internet recipients don't have a clue as to who pedisa00 is.  
Or they are surprised by the fact that I now spell my last name Pedisish.
Or they think it's humorous that I now identify myself as "Andy at work."

I've received mail for messages that used all those prefixes at one time or another, so they truly are legitimate.

It doesn't save the sent message using the "new" prefix.  I only know about it from looking at replies to messages I sent out to the Internet.

If you see off-the-wall aliases, check recent contacts.

-Andy

Comments

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