On Mon, 22 Nov 1999, Frank Naumann wrote:
> i have some problems concerning the message size. Some of my
> mailusers use our mailing-list to publish binaries or MS Office
> Dokuments. From time to time i get the following error:
You probably can't set it that high. The max it can probably go is
2000000. Many mailservers won't allow a message to pass (whether it's on
a list or not) over 2Mb. Even if your server does, the recipient servers
may not, and then you'll get bounces from those.
Also, many people can't handle more than 1Mb in their mailbox. After
that, it's full, and won't accept more mail.
Some mail programs choke on large messages. Many programs don't show
progress when downloading large messages, which causes users to abort the
transfer, and try again, then complain that their mail isn't working.
For at least those reasons, I'd discourage the use of email for file
transfers in many cases. If you still want to do so, you probably can't
escape the 2Mb limit to email.
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