[CentOS] Re: Message size rejected

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Thu Jul 3 22:03:50 UTC 2008


on 7-3-2008 2:25 PM Anne Wilson spake the following:
> On Thursday 03 July 2008 22:12:10 Craig White wrote:
>> On Thu, 2008-07-03 at 22:06 +0100, Anne Wilson wrote:
>>> My daughter needs to send me a large file.  It appears that it is getting
>>> through my ISP, but being rejected on my CentOS mail server.  The message
>>> she's getting says
>>>
>>> A message that you sent could not be delivered to one or more of its
>>> recipients. This is a permanent error. The following address(es) failed:
>>>
>>> anne at localhost
>>>   SMTP error: 552 5.3.4 Message size exceeds fixed limit
>>> Reporting-MTA: dns; borg2.lydgate.lan
>>>
>>> I presume that this is a configurable limit, but I'm not sure where to
>>> look. Since it says MTA I'm thinking that it's probably postfix.  Can
>>> someone please tell me what parameter I'm looking for?  Thanks
>>>
>>> I have reams of documentation printed out.  I'll start wading through
>>> that tomorrow, but time is of the essence with this one.
>> ----
>> # grep size_limit /etc/postfix/main.cf
>> message_size_limit = 2560000000
>> mailbox_size_limit = 5120000000
>>
> So 'size_limit' is what I'm looking for.  Thanks everyone.  Now comes the 
> really hard bit.  I have to tell her, blindfolded, how to tell the size of 
> the message she is sending.  She uses btinternet's yahoo mailer, and I 
> haven't a clue what she can see there.  :-(
> 
> Anne
Just set it large until she sends you the file, and then set it back.
How's that for blindfolded?


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