Additional AD attributes (custom placeholders)

CodeTwo Exchange Rules enables creating signatures / disclaimers that include the variables from Active Directory. The program itself offers a wide variety of predefined placeholders (Fig. 1.).

Fig. 1. Placeholder button in the Editor.

If you want to add placeholders for the AD attributes that are not supported by the program by default, you can define them as Additional AD attributes in Settings (Fig. 2.).


The program lets you add any attributes from your Active Directory Schema to email signatures, including user-defined (custom) attributes. Find out how to add a new attribute to AD Schema

Fig. 2. Opening Additional AD attributes tab in Settings.

To add a custom placeholder, click Add, enter Additional AD attribute name and click OK (Fig. 3.)

Fig. 3. Adding a new additional AD attribute (custom placeholder).


Please note that the placeholders must be the LDAP names of the existing Active Directory attributes.

The created placeholders will be visible on the list (Fig. 4.)

Fig. 4. Additional AD attributes (custom placeholders) visible on the list.


To save the custom placeholders click OK. Therefore, you don't need to use the Submit changes button in the Administration Panel as it is only used to save rules.


Newly created placeholder may be used while defining Conditions and Exceptions as well. Furthermore, you may type it enclosed in curly braces (e.g. {Custom placeholder 1}) or select from the dropdown list (while using the AD filter).

To add a newly created placeholder to signature / disclaimer, open up the Editor, click Placeholder and from the context menu choose Message Sender. Then at the very bottom of the list hit Custom Placeholders. All custom placeholders will be listed (Fig. 5.).

Fig. 5. Adding custom placeholders to the signature / disclaimer.

See next

Logon settings - this article describes how to define the authentication types to the Exchange Rules Pro Service while using the particular Administration Panel.

See also

Placeholders - this section provides information about the placeholders available that can be inserted into signatures / disclaimers templates and replaced with AD data after processing by the program.

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