The "not so simple" Simple Display Name

Consider the following scenario:

This applies both to Exchange 2007 and Exchange 2010.

We have two Users :

User1 ( ):

Display Name : User 1

Simple DisplayName : User One

User2 ( ):

Display Name : User 2

Simple Display Name : N/A ( not configured )

We have one Remote-Domain: Default.

We want to use the Simple Display Name for External Emails and we configure:

Set-RemoteDomain “Default” –UseSimpleDisplayName $true

User1 and User2 start sending External Emails:



User1 ( ) sends Email to external user: ->  Email will appear for User99 to come from “User One <>”

User2 ( ) sends Email to external User: -> Email will appear for User99 to come from “







Display-Name-Printable attribute:





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Comments (5)

  1. AndreiG. says:

    Great info, thx!

  2. Ali Ziyaei says:

    Thank you so much for your useful post

  3. Victor says:

    Using SeletiveSenderName tool ( you don’t need to populate each ‘Simple Display Name’ attribute.

  4. Philip Yarra says:

    I think there’s a problem with the HTML tags in this article – when I view source I can see a lot of content that’s not in the browser. I think the tag issue starts around this section:

    User2 ( ) sends Email to external User: -> Email will appear for User99 to come from “

    it looks like a useful article, but since it’s missing content in both Chrome and Edge, it’s a little difficult to read!

  5. Carlos says:

    Result for User2 is incorrect. You have the URL for Display-Name-Printable attribute.

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