Best Practices for External User Management?

What are some best practices people have found for managing customer/external user accounts in Service Desk?

I have run into a set of competing constraints that I can't find a good solution for:

  1. Customer accounts with the e-mail address in the username (i.e. '') get caught as spam when a notification is sent from Service Desk on the customer's behalf. This can be corrected by manually editing the customer account and removing the e-mail address from the user name.
  2. I have existing customer accounts going through branding changes. A large user base is expecting to change e-mail addresses twice (or more) in the next twelve months. I was thinking I could update the old user account as new e-mails arrive, transfer the 'reporter' property of any issues to the old account, and delete the temporary account. However, if a customer has commented on an issue with the temporary account, I don't seem to be able to migrate those comments.
  3. This is a lot of manual maintenance. Is there any easier way of keeping up with the changes?

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Jack Brickey Community Champion Oct 02, 2017

@James Mclellan, on #1 when you say caught as spam do you mean by chance Microsoft spam filter. I had a similar issue and resolved in the manner you suggest. That said it isn't a good solution. Ultimately I need to work w/ MS.

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