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Martin Konold martin.konold at erfrakon.de
Thu Oct 21 07:13:28 CEST 2004

Am Mittwoch, 20. Oktober 2004 15:01 schrieb David Faure:


> It's not - see Bo's mails about members of his family sharing the same
> email address.

From the point of view of Kolab this makes imho not much sense. With Kolab 
every person/account has a unique email address. 

If like in the case of Bo's family some people are sharing a single email 
address (imho not really required with modern technology as email addresses 
are really cheap) they have in the Kolab modelling concept to be treated like 
a single entity.

On the other hand the usage of the additional proprty display name does _hurt_ 
for the simple reason that we _intentionally_ allow the changing of the users 
name while we dissallow the changing of the primary email address.

We require this in the case a marriage etc. In such a case we allow to change 
the display name (e.g. firstname and newlastname) or new titles like Dr.. 
While the primary email address remains  we add a new alias which reflect the 
new names (e.g. firstname.newlastname at kolab.tld)

-- martin

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