[CentOS] Message size rejected

Anne Wilson cannewilson at googlemail.com
Fri Jul 4 17:47:33 UTC 2008

On Friday 04 July 2008 17:45:33 Mark Weaver wrote:
> Anne Wilson wrote:
> > On Thursday 03 July 2008 23:05:19 nate wrote:
> >> Anne Wilson wrote:
> >>> 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.  :-)
> >>
> >> Don't forget to account for encoding overhead, which can be up to 30%
> >> (maybe more).
> >
> > That's the bit I thought I'd have to guess.  Thanks for the estimate.
> >
> why not setup a vsFTPd account for her to upload to? much easier to deal
> with and can be chroot'd, and used by others as well. files go directly
> to file system as opposed to having to be processed by MTA. When clients
> ask me this same kind of question I generally tell them there's a lot of
> good reasons why the internet standard for a 5MB attachment limit, and
> if folks need to send files larger than that, then FTP services are
> better suited for such things.

You haven't met my daughter :-)  I'm not saying that she's stubborn, but....


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