On Wed, 6 Jun 2001, Christopher A. Adams wrote:
> I have configured the message size in the configuration file and it
> seems to work fine.Usually, when people send attachments, the message
> bounces because of the size. The size of the attachment plus the size
> of the message don't seem to be near the size that I have configured.
> Does anyone have any insight to this?
If you're using the size of the original file, there's the problem. File
attachments are MIME-encoded to convert binary data to ASCII text. The
resulting attachment is always larger than the original file. It's
impossible to predict how much larger an attachment will be; it depends on
how much of what kind of binary data the original file contains.
> Also, I imagine that the deliverable sized is also somewhat dependant
> on the MTA that I am using, Postfix in this case.
I don't know about Postfix (we use Sendmail), but most MTAs can be
configured to limit the maximum message size that will be accepted for
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