[ExchangeList] Re: How to override size limits for one user

  • From: "John L. Gitzen II" <john_gitzen_ii@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2007 13:18:51 -0500

Thanks Raj,


After I put in about 2-4 hours of billable time on the issue, the client
explained that this was a one time need and wouldn't need it set up
permanently.  They wanted to send a large quantity of PDF files to a single
home user because the files came from a client on a USB flash drive.  The
home user is the company owner who works from home and retrieves his email
via their POP3 Exchange link.  I was asked to explain why the email never
even got the the users mail store on their system.  Eventually, I proved it
could be done in house, one local SMTP user to another by sending an email
with a 94MB attachment from one local user to another local user.  


I will be recommending they set up FTP or SFTP for this situation as it is
likely to occur again from time to time.  Any suggestions would be


Thanks for the all of the "Are you Crazy" emails, it really gives credence
to my argument that a 10 MB limit is the wisest way to go.

John L. Gitzen II 
 <mailto:John_gitzen_ii@xxxxxxxxx> John_gitzen_ii@xxxxxxxxx 
(989) 607-9249 

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[mailto:exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Periyasamy, Raj
Sent: Tuesday, November 06, 2007 9:26 AM
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Subject: [ExchangeList] Re: How to override size limits for one user


I assume you applied the higher limits under Delivery Restrictions for the
Have you checked your SMTP VS properties to see if any limits are defined

Now, even if you get all these limits set, and the user sends the email out,
Its very doubtful the receiving destination servers will accept a large
message with close to 100MB attachment. It's not at all a good practice to
send such large attachments in email. The maximum, is 10 - 12MB to keep
things under control. Why don't you use some other means like an FTP server?



Raj P 

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Sent:   Monday, November 05, 2007 2:09 PM 
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Subject:        [ExchangeList] How to override size limits for one user 

I have a user in my organization that needs to send a very large email but I
can't seem to get it to work.  System global setting is 10MB, and I bumped
the User mailbox setting to 150MB.  The mail with attachments is 94MB.  SMTP
Connector Message Size Limit under Routing Groups is not set, values are
greyed.  SMTP Virtual server Setttings under Servers/Protocol/SMTP Virtual
Server/Messages is also not set.  Yet whenever the message is sent we get -
Task 'Microsoft Exchange Server - Sending' reported error (0x80040610) :
'The message being sent exceeds the message size established for this user.'

What am I missing, I thought the Limit set at the user level would override
the System global settings, etc? 
Technology Applied  


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