Mailscanner changing the size of attachment

Julian Field MailScanner at
Wed May 7 14:06:07 IST 2008

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Pedro Bordin Hoffmann - [M]orpheus wrote:
> Hello.
> I'm using Mailscanner, postfix, and spamassassin.
> I attached a file with 36 MB, and I have limit of 40 MB in 
> Mailscanner. but it blocks my e-mail saying that the file exceeds the 
> maximum size.
> I enter in quarantine and it shows up almost 50MB the file.
That is to be expected. Binary files are Base64-encoded when added to 
emails, which causes about a 4/3rds growth in size.
> Why mailscanner changed the size of file?
> When downloading the file it says the real size.
> Already try to uencode the message. But file size stay the same. It 
> was a .doc file with a few images on it.
> Thanks al!
> Regards
> Pedro Bordin Hoffmann


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