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

  • From: swngdnz@xxxxxxxxx
  • To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2007 15:16:08 -0500

You didn't tell us it was within the organization.
Now, describe the topology. Are the users on the same Exchange server? What is the configuration of the SMTP Virtual Server and any involved SMTP connectors?
On 11/5/07, John L. Gitzen II <john_gitzen_ii@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

First let me point out that although I am crazy, as a consultant I don't tell my users how to use their systems.  I can make suggestions, but I can't force them.  This is an extreme situation and I thought it would be a good opportunity to learn. 


Someone has replied that the lowest limit wins.   This is in direct conflict with the following excerpt from Microsoft KB article 322679 –


Example 2

In this example, the following size limits have been configured:

• The global setting is set to 2 MB.

• The Exchange 2000 SMTP connector is set to 5 MB.

• The SMTP virtual server is set to 2 MB.

• The user mailbox setting is set to 3 MB.

The global setting is 2 MB. Therefore, all the users who are using the default global setting in the Exchange 2000 Server organization or in the Exchange Server 2003 organization are limited to sending and receiving messages that are a maximum of 2 MB. If an individual user has a mailbox setting of 3 MB, that user overrides the global setting.


Note All Internet e-mail messages use the global setting for limits on sending and on receiving. The message categorizer evaluates the sender's sending limit and the recipient's receiving limit. In example 2 earlier, a user with a user mailbox limit of 3 MB could receive messages from another user with a 3-MB sending limit. Because Internet users use the global setting, they can send only a 2-MB message.


Since this email is going to and from a user within my Exchange server No Internet should be used.


John (Still Crazy after all these years!)
Technology Applied 

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Monday, November 05, 2007 2:25 PM
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Subject: [ExchangeList] Re: How to override size limits for one user


unfortunately not. the smallest limit wins.

On 11/5/07, John L. Gitzen II < john_gitzen_ii@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

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

               -----Original Message-----
               From: John L. Gitzen II [mailto: john_gitzen_ii@xxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of John L. Gitzen II ( john_gitzen_ii@xxxxxxxxxxx)
               Sent: Monday, October 08, 2007 7:09 AM
               To: ' exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'
               Subject: Yahoo.com Email is blocked - New Installation
               Importance: High

               Help Listers,

               You may recall I posted a question titled "Steps to install
a new Server".  Well we put that server into production this weekend and now
I get to fight the fires.  In recent testing I discovered that emails going
out to my yahoo.com email address are not being received, but emails sent to
my charter.net email address are!?!  Any suggestions on what I should look
for?  I looked in my DNS table and I see no problems.  I have an external
webhosting company - acomhosting.com and we did have email going through
their site, in fact my users still have the POP3 definition in their Outlook
setup, but it is at the bottom below our Mailbox.

               Why one SMTP email client and not another?

               Technology Applied


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