[CentOS] Message size rejected

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Thu Jul 3 21:12:10 UTC 2008

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


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