[CentOS] Message size rejected

Mark Weaver mdw1982 at mdw1982.com
Fri Jul 4 17:44:15 UTC 2008

Anne Wilson wrote:
> 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....
> Anne
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:) I know what you mean. I have a few clients like that. When I explain 
to them it's less trouble and effort they soon come around.


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