RE: Partially fill in OWA login information? Possible?

  • From: "Michael B. Smith" <michael@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2004 08:06:43 -0400

You can set up Exchange to allow email address login. See KB 267906. In
that article is also a point telling you how to allow only the username
and not require the domain.
You can, of course, modify the login page. But I don't recommend it.


From: Devin McBride [mailto:devin@xxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Wednesday, June 30, 2004 10:48 PM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] Partially fill in OWA login information?

Hey all.  I'm slowly migrating webmail access for clients from an imail
server to our internal exchange 2003 based server.  The one gripe im
hearing over and over is the difference in login techniques. 
*With imail it was simply username: user@xxxxxxxxxx / password: password
(Very straight forward and easy to use...)
*With the exchange they are (I know I dont need to state this, but just
so people know what im talking about) username: domain\username
password: password
While this shouldnt cause too much difficulty, what I am seeing is
confusion on the most part.  The internal domain is slightly different
than their email domain, so they are having to type in domainname which
they dont recognize as their email domain.  As most of you are aware I'm
sure, the users dont want to hassle with the technicalities of their
network setup.  They want it to work - and in a very easy fashion at
My question is as it possible to have the login page
partially fill the username portion automatically for them?  I'm not too
worried with the security side of things as they are already
establishing a vpn connection using the watchguard firebox already in what I want is to have the login page already fill in
"Username: INTERNALDOMAIN\" and allow them to fill in the rest after the
If anyone could even lead me in the right direction with this, it would
be VERY greatly appreciated as we dont want to host their actual domain
internally yet still want all the nice functionality of 2003 servers.
Thanks so much in advance,
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