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    Default Can you hide aliases from appearing in the GAL?

    Is it possible to hide email aliases in the GAL? The only option I can find is to hide the main account.

    One example of why this would be useful:

    Our email addresses are created using first initial and last name (not the best policy, but it's ours).
    User gets married, so last name changes.
    User gets new email address with old address aliased to the account so they do not miss any mail during the name change.
    It does not encourage everyone to use the new address when they continue to see the old address in the GAL.


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    Default In Zco this can be done as follows

    If you do not want aliases to appear in the GAL, you can disable this option. Modify the ZmCustomizeMsi.js file before installation and select the
    --galsync-disablealiases 1 option.
    When this is disabled, users cannot search for aliases when addressing mail.
    If profile aliases are being displayed by Outlook, and you have disabled this feature, the GAL must be reset.
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    For Outlook 2007, go to Sync Global Address List>Reset Global Address List.
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    For Outlook 2010, go to the Zimbra ribbon>Sync Global Address List>Reset Global Address List.

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    http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/mic...rnalId=2039127
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    Default We do have some bugs though

    "hide account alias in gal search for ZWC"

    Bug 10456 – hide account alias in gal search for ZWC

    "All aliases appear when doing GAL auto-complete when composing new message"

    Bug 23298 – All aliases appear when doing GAL auto-complete when composing new message

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    I should have specified that we do not use Outlook but they do appear in the GAL in the web client. I have not tested this in the Zimbra Desktop client but would assume that it's the same result. What we really want is for them not to appear in the GAL regardless of the email client or application.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raunaq View Post
    "hide account alias in gal search for ZWC"

    Bug 10456 – hide account alias in gal search for ZWC

    "All aliases appear when doing GAL auto-complete when composing new message"

    Bug 23298 – All aliases appear when doing GAL auto-complete when composing new message
    Must have been typing at the same time

    Both of those bugs show a status of FIXED. Apparently it has returned in version 8x.

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    Please file bug @ https://bugzilla.zimbra.com with detailed steps, zimbra version, configuration details.
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    As a work around, you could create a distribution list for each person in place of an alias. The distribution lists can be set, on a per DL basis, to "Hide in GAL". In CLI:

    zmprov cdl AliasName@domain.com
    zmprov adlm AliasName@domain.com RealAccount@domain.com
    zmprov mdl AliasName@domain.com zimbraHideInGal TRUE

    We've done this for some non-public aliases.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chauvetp View Post
    As a work around, you could create a distribution list for each person in place of an alias. The distribution lists can be set, on a per DL basis, to "Hide in GAL". In CLI:

    zmprov cdl AliasName@domain.com
    zmprov adlm AliasName@domain.com RealAccount@domain.com
    zmprov mdl AliasName@domain.com zimbraHideInGal TRUE

    We've done this for some non-public aliases.
    Excellent idea, hadn't thought of that! Thanks for the tip. Hopefully in the future we will have an option of whether or not to show aliases in the GAL.

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