Max Message and Attachment Sizes
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Sun Jun 10 08:26:43 IST 2007
> -----Original Message-----
> From: mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info
> [mailto:mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info]On Behalf Of Michael
> Sent: 09 June 2007 06:34
> To: MailScanner discussion
> Subject: Re: Max Message and Attachment Sizes
> Hi Hugo,
> Hugo van der Kooij <hvdkooij at vanderkooij.org> wrote:
> On Fri, 8 Jun 2007, Julian Field wrote:
> > The maximum message size includes the size of the body of the
> message plus
> > the Base64-encoded attachments.
> Most admins know that a 9.9 MB file gets expanded by 4/3 factor
> so it will
> not fit into a 10 MB message size limit.
> But I keep running into people who are not aware that email results in a
> 33% overhead on each (binary) file.
> Hmm.. that may be the problem then. So instead of putting 10M I
> really should be putting 9.5M or 9M?
No if they only permit mails up to 10MB then the size of the attachment they
cac accept is approx 10*3/4 = 7.5MB. You should therefore set the attachment
size to 7MBjust to be sure.
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