Configure GWIA to not accept underscores in email address

  • 7014942
  • 21-Apr-2014
  • 21-Apr-2014


Novell GroupWise 8
Novell GroupWise 2012


Not wanting to receive emails with underscore _ in email address
Example: Emails are being accepted with firstname_lastname when system is configured for accepting firstname.lastname or any other format that doesn't have underscore _ in the email address


  1. Launch ConsoleOne
  2. From the dropdown, select Gateways then select the GWIA
  3. Under the SMTP/MIME Tab select  Address Handling
  4. Uncheck the box'Do not replace underscores with spaces'
  5. Also verify this setting is not being set manually in the gwia.cfg (which will take priority over settings set via ConsoleOne)
  6. Go to /opt/novell/groupwise/agents/share and modify the gwia.cfg
  7. Search for the switch --dontreplaceunderscore and verify it's commented out with a ;
    Example:  ;--dontreplaceunderscore