I ran a search about this but the thread I was looking at was over a year old. I'm trying to switch my company from a very limited and expensive web/email host to the much friendlier dreamhost. When I set up new email addresses for my company domain, it assigns it some funky username like m123456. This presents a major problem since my company has over 200 email users. This would present a very daunting task if I had to manually change each person's email client to reflect their assigned username. Is there a way I can change this name to reflect what I would like?
I'm aware of the trick of creating a user with the name I would like as each user is automatically assigned an email address, but I run into the problem of the user already being taken. Most of my companies email addresses are very simple. Such as firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com so I'm still faced with the task of changing over 200 people's settings on 200 different machines. I would just email them their new username, but most of our employees aren't even close to being computer experts. They're lucky if they can turn it on and open Excel... Please help!