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    Mail size blues (97)

    Hello all,

    Who can help me with the following:
    I send a mail with a 4.1 Mb PDF attrachment and the exchange server is not sending it because it thinks it is 6 Mb
    (EXCHANGE 3552 (000B09AA) 5947439 bytes exceeds server limit of 5120000) ???

    Who has an explanation?

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    Re: Mail size blues (97)

    When Outlook converts it into an emailable format, it increases in size.
    A quick test here shows an email with 4 .pdf's shows in my Sent Items as 640K, but in its 'raw' state in my mailbox it is 820K.
    A 3MB .doc appears as a 4.2MB item in my mailbox.
    Quite normal, I'm afraid.

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    Re: Mail size blues (97)

    Leif,

    So it is a feature.
    Thanks.

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    Re: Mail size blues (97)

    It is a feature of 7-bit encoding, as probably was required by the original SMTP standards. If all of the mail clients and servers in the path will accept 8-bit encoding, I believe that the message size need not be any larger in transit than it is on the sending end. I'm actually not sure whether Outlook supports 8-bit encoding, but even if it does, it would not surprise me if Exchange Server is configured not to permit it.

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