On Fri, 16 May 1997, Michelle L. Murillo wrote:
> I have a user who is trying to send a gzipped tar
> file to a mailing list using majordomo and is getting
> the following error:
> "BOUNCE mcpp: Message too long (>40000)".
Gee. . . There is no rfc limitation on length of a mail
message, but. . . I had users sending 98MB files as attachments
and it really does not work very well. We often have users doing
5-10 MB, a few 24MB - It gets really insane and is *NOT* the
preferred way to send big files. Of course, the user says "Why
not?" as it seems sensible to them. . .
I would really recommend that you make the limit sane. That, of
course, is wildly open to interpretation.
However, to get back to the point. . .
> Does anyone know how one would increase this?
There is a value in each listname.config or
listname-digest.config file that sets this.
Here is the snip from one of my lists (using majordomo v1.93,
your milage may vary):
# maxlength [integer] (40000) <resend,digest>
# The maximum size of an unapproved message in characters. When used
# with digest, a new digest will be automatically generated if the
# size of the digest exceeds this number of characters.
maxlength = 49152
Hope this helps!
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