RE: Receiving Mail size varies

  • From: "Foote, Eric" <EFoote@xxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 9 Jan 2006 07:07:56 -0500

This is likely due to the overhead of the MIME encoding to transmit via SMTP to 
other mailhosts.

-----Original Message-----
From: MAHADEVAN Subramanyan [mailto:SMahadevan@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Monday, January 09, 2006 7:04 AM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] Receiving Mail size varies

We have Exchange 2003 enterprise edition server in our organization and we are 
facing an issue recently.

When any attachment is sent to our users mail IDs the size of the attachment 

For example if a 5 MB attachment is sent to our IDs from any other user in

Internet the mail size varies and it is showing as 8 MB attachment. But if the 
same file is copied to the local drives, it shows the exact size.

We have set the receiving message size limit to 5 MB in our message delivery 
Global setting. 

Because of this issue many mails are getting filtered as the size of the mail 
is not showing correctly.

Any one has come across this issue.Plz advice. Your help is highly appreciated. 



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