auto naming

Definition of auto naming in The Network Encyclopedia.

What is Auto Naming (in computer networking)?

A feature of Microsoft Exchange Server that enables administrators to configure how e-mail aliases and other information are automatically generated when mailboxes are created. For example, using auto naming, you could automatically generate any of the following e-mail aliases for Jeff Smith’s mailbox:

  • JSmith
  • JeffS
  • JS

You could also devise some other custom naming scheme. These e-mail aliases then would be combined with the Domain Name System (DNS) domain name of the Exchange organization to form the user’s standard e-mail address. For example, if the domain name of the company is, JSmith would be combined with it to form the e-mail address