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XWEB: Pine Includes Windows NT Domain Name in Your Internet Address

Article ID: 173917

Article Last Modified on 10/28/2006


  • Microsoft Outlook Web Access 5.5
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q173917


If you are using the Pine POP3 client running against an Exchange Server 5.5 computer, when you attempt to send Internet mail, you may find that the Windows NT domain and user name are included in your Internet address.

If you enter the following user ID


and the user domain "server.domain," you will be able to log on to the IMAP server and retrieve messages. But when a message is sent to the Internet, the address will be constructed as follows:


Pine constructs the Internet address from the user ID and user domain entered in the Pine Setup Configuration menu. Pine does not offer a separate entry for Internet address. It always constructs the address from the user ID and user domain entered in the configuration.


There may be other clients that do the same thing to construct the Internet address. If you will be using Pine (or any other client that does the same thing), make sure your Exchange Server alias (mail account) is the same as your Windows NT user name (domain account). In this way, you can log on with just user name and password.


To work around this problem in Pine:

  • To be able to configure the From field, Pine must be recompiled with the option /d ALLOW_CHANGING_FROM.

There is no Microsoft-centered solution to the problem.


Pine is manufactured by a vendor independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding this product's performance or reliability.

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