cc: DreamHost Support
From the Knowledge Base:
“Label the mailbox with the owner’s name. This is useful for managing your mailboxes, since the mailbox will be given a unique name on our server of the form m23252262 which makes it a little hard to keep straight which mailbox is whose!”
Why do we get the cryptic (read “ugly”) alphanumeric mailbox name? My principal mailbox has a human-friendly name, so I know this is not a technical matter.
I would like those to whom I give email addresses to be able to log into webmail with a human-friendly name. In the pasts, my hosting providers have used the complete email address (such as "firstname.lastname@example.org").
This may become a critical issue for me. It is hard enough to support the friends I provide accounts for without getting them to remember “m23252262” in order to check their webmail.
Thank you for any insight.