SQL Server Reporting Services – Friendly Email Name / Alias

8 04 2015

Recently when cutting over a reporting server it was asked if it were possible to assign a friendly name to the email address. There is no input text box for this in reporting services configuration and I honestly really had no idea.

Time to turn to Google.

As it turns out it is as simple as formatting the from email address in the SSRS email configuration.

Instead of just plopping in an email address and calling it a day, you can include the friendly name as well!

“Something Nice” something@abc.com

Formatting the email address in this way will show the friendly name, “Something Nice”, to recipients of the email instead of just the email address.