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Re: [Nmh-workers] Large Message

From: norm
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Large Message
Date: Fri, 11 Sep 2015 10:48:24 -0700

Ken Hornstein <address@hidden> writes:
>>The attached message indicates that a message to me was rejected for being
>>big. Was this done by my software? If so, how can I determine the size limit
>>and how can I increase it?
>It looks like in this case ... yes, I believe the limit is on your end.
>I am a little unclear on your email setup; I know the MX handler for dad.org
>is ns2.adzone.com. It looks like then it might hand it off to a mail server
>in dad.org (nad.dad.org?). So you'd need to talk to the guy who administrates
>If that is YOU ... well, in fairness I will point out that this isn't a nmh
>problem :-) But I guess I'd do the following steps:
>- Telnet to nad.dad.org 25, and give the command "EHLO foo". You'll get list
>of supported SMTP extensions. One of them might be SIZE, and a large number.
>That would be the advertized size limit (not all mail servers will report a
>- If you are running Postfix (a guess based on a Googling of that error
>message), that's an easy parameter to change. Check out:
>You probably want "message_size_limit" and/or "mailbox_size_limit".

Thank you very much.

I ultimately decided not to risk changing /etc/postfix/main.cf. Much though, I
hate the interface, I will exchange large files using google-drive instead.

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