given: is an alias for

when someone sends an email to, will receive the email in their inbox, and the 'to:' field will show that the email is (the expected / desired behavior)

however sharing and chatting do not preserve this behavior, for example:

user2 shares something with, but when looking at the shared account user2 now sees that it is shared with instead (the alias was rewritten by zimbra somewhere down the line)

the same thing happens with chatting. if user2 adds, eventually will show up in the buddy list instead of

am i missing an option somewhere to turn off this forceful rewriting of aliases, or can this be considered a bug that is worth considering?