OT: email size limits

Steven Andrews sandrews at andrewscompanies.com
Wed Jan 21 22:50:59 GMT 2009

I have a client who employs a lot of consultants and we provide them
with an email address on the corp system and they pretty much have to do
everything through the corp systems; mostly terminal server.  They do
have the ability to work offline and send the generated content into the
main office.


Anyway, from time to time we get complaints from these folks that we
have email size limits in place even though for larger stuff we give
them ftp access that we can throttle.  I think our limit is somewhere
around 10 meg right now although we tell them it's less so we can deal
with the overhead they won't understand.


So I get an aol user today telling me what an asshat I am (which may or
may not be true, but for the purposes of discussion today I'm not) and
how much our systems suck because I have email size limits in place and
his email is being blocked.  Of course, we never saw it in our
mailserver, which means he got hit with aol's 16 meg size block, but he
was all talk and no listening.  He then goes on to tell me about "lynux"
and how it's free and better than the crap Microsoft has been selling
us...yadda yadda yadda; oh wait, what's the banner on our mailserver?
It's sendmail....but I digress.


So, just for self-evaluation, what's everyone else doing for email size
limits?  I want to make sure we're in the range of the rest of the



Steven R. Andrews, President 
Andrews Companies Incorporated 
Small Business Information Technology Consultants 
sandrews at andrewscompanies.com 
Phone: 317.536.1807

"If your only tool is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail." 

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