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Re: [Nmh-workers] Sending Email with a huge attachment

From: Lyndon Nerenberg
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Sending Email with a huge attachment
Date: Tue, 2 Jun 2015 17:58:14 -0700

On Jun 2, 2015, at 5:51 PM, Andy Bradford <address@hidden> wrote:

> One thing  to keep in mind,  if you are  attaching it as a  MIME encoded
> message,  that 4.7GB  file will  actually turn  out to  be approximately
> 6.7GB in actual message size.

The bottom line is that there isn't an SMTP server on the planet that would 
accept a message that large.

Never mind what a downstream IMAP server might do with such a Blob. In IMAP, 
<number>s are restricted to 4,294,967,296 bytes (2*32), aka 4GB.  Nobody is 
going to be able to accept that message, and lord help their MUA if it tried.


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