A nickname is an additional object name for a user, resource, or group that facilitates message delivery and controls the object’s availability in the GroupWise Address Book. Nicknames can be manually established on the Nickname tab of User, Group, and Resource objects. They can also be generated when you rename an object or move an object to a different post office. The nickname gives the object an additional email address.
Nicknames are useful in the following situations:
You rename a user, resource, or group. You can create a nickname that retains the original object name, so that messages with the original object name in the email address are routed to the new email address. You can configure the GroupWise Admin console to prompt for or automatically create nicknames when you rename objects.
You move a user, resource, or group. You can create a nickname that retains the old post office location. As messages to the moved object arrive in your GroupWise system, the email address is routed to the new post office location. You can configure the GroupWise Admin console to prompt for or automatically create nicknames when you move objects.
You need to restrict the visibility of a user, resource, or group in the GroupWise Address Book, but you need to make the object visible in one or more specific Address Books outside of the restricted visibility. You can create a nickname that provides the specific visibility that is ruled out by the required restriction. For more information about visibility, see Section 5.2, Controlling Object Visibility.
You can retain a nickname permanently, or you can configure it to expire after a specified amount of time.
In the GroupWise Admin console, you can list all the nicknames in your GroupWise system by clickingin the Administration panel. In the GroupWise client, you can display nicknames in the GroupWise Address Book if you enable . When addressing a message, users need to know a nickname in order to use it.