[ExchangeList] Re: Email and attachment size issues

  • From: James Chong <jchong@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2008 09:29:36 -0400

You want to individually set or reset limits on some users mailbox? You can use powershell or probably still use admodify.


James Chong
Sr. Systems Engineer
Simplexity, LLC.

11130 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 300

Reston, VA 20191
O (703) 657-4612
C (703) 863-1483


From: exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Phil Marcum
Sent: Thursday, August 07, 2008 8:35 AM
To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [ExchangeList] Re: Email and attachment size issues


My deepest apologies to the list but it was late and I guess I should've double-checked before hitting send. What I'm confused on now is that I made the 20480 change at Global Settings\Transport Settings and thought this should've resolved it. I then checked my individual mailbox and saw that it was set to 5MB. After changing this the message made it through. So there really is no way to apply this globally for all users? Or am I missing something?

many tia...


On Thu, Aug 7, 2008 at 4:55 AM, Mark Dewell <M.Dewell@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Errm, unless you've typo'd your message you appear to have set the limits to 2Mb  (2048Kb). 20Mb would 20480Kb.

-----Original Message-----
From: exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Phil Marcum
Sent: 07 August 2008 07:00
To: MS-Exchange Admin Issues; exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [ExchangeList] Email and attachment size issues

I have a single Exchange 2007 server and I'm having trouble figuring out why I'm unable to receive messages with attachments from the Internet. I've increased the sizes at the following to 2048KB:

Global Settings\Transport Settings

Receive Collector Limit

Send Collector Limit

MaxLimit (User mailbox)

Sender & Recipient Size Limits

ADSIEdit - Global Settings\Message Delivery


I've done all of this and I'm still unable to receive email and attachments over 5MB. Here's a snippet of my NDR:


This message exceeds the maximum message size allowed. Microsoft Exchange will not try to redeliver this message for you. Please make the message smaller -- by removing attachments, for example -- and try sending it again, or provide the following diagnostic text to your system administrator.

#550 5.2.3 RESOLVER.RST.RecipSizeLimit; message too large for this recipient ##rfc822;me@xxxxxxxxxxxx


The size of this particular message is 7MB and if I download the message from gmail to my laptop I'm able to forward it internally to my users. I've read up on content conversion and therefore understand that this 7MB file could be increased by 33%. This is why I increased everything to 20MB. I've also been advised that the limits have been raised at the spam filter to 20MB. I don't believe this so I'm trying to make sure I've done everything I'm suppose to on my end before I get into with anyone else.

Any responses appreciated.


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