Re: mail size increases while travelling to bridgehead server

  • From: Bill Beighe <bbeighe@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "\[ExchangeList\]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 9 Sep 2002 17:34:30 -0700 (PDT)

Mail goes through an encoding process which increases the size of the messages 
as much as 2x.

--- Ketan Pandya <ketanp@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> http://www.MSExchange.org/
> 
> Hi,
> 
> This is regarding the mail delivery to internet.
> 
> When a user sends out a mail to a recipient on internet the mail travels
> via a bridgehead (E2K) server and goes out to the internet.
> 
> I have observed that when a user has got mail size limit set to 5MB on
> Mailbox server (E2K), he is allowed to send mails as large as 5 MB.
> 
>  
> 
> However, when a user sends a mail which is around 3.5 MB (having
> outgoing mail size limit of 5MB) bounces back from the Exchange server,
> not from the Mailbox server where the size limits are set, but from the
> bridgehead server which talks to internet using SMTP connector.
> 
>  
> 
> I have started tracking the messages on both the server and found that
> the mail size observed on internal Mailbox server is actual i.e. 3.5MB.
> However, when the mail reaches to bridgehead server the mail size
> exceeds 5MB and the mail gets bounced from the server.
> 
>  
> 
> Using message tracking log, I have found that the mail size for the same
> is quite different on both the servers.
> 
> Can anybody help me why the mail size increases while it's traveling to
> a bridgehead server????
> 
>  
> 
>  
> 
> Regards,
> 
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> 
> Ketan Pandya
> 
> Technology Infrastructure Services
> 
> Mastek Ltd
> 
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> 
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