Maximum size of e-mail attachment?


#1

I have looked for the answer in the wiki and in these forums but somehow couldnt find it.

Today a customer send me an e-mail with, i think some photographs as attachment around 15 mb (i think!) somehow this got bounced.

Does this mean there is a limitation on the e-mail size I can receive?


#2

I was under the impression that the limit was around 40Mb. This seems to confirm that theory.


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#3

It’s 7MB. That may seem a trifle small, but if someone wants to send you large files, either set up an FTP space for them to use on your site, or use YouSentIt (yousendit.com).

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#4

Uh … is it 7mb or 40mb? Let me find some temp file size generator on the Internet and e-mail myself some files. Hang on.


#5

That’s only when using webmail, and only because the webmail application is written in PHP (which has the 7Mb limit). POP/IMAP email shouldn’t have such a low limit.


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#6

Maybe, but that’s what they told me. But if anyone has succeeded in sending a larger file, let us all know.

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#7

I think Simon is correct on this…I have many times sent/received emails with attachments over 10 MB via POP3, but such emails cannot be handled by Sqirrelmail due to the PHP configuration.

–rlparker


#8

I’ll try. What’s your address again? :stuck_out_tongue:


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#9

I don’t wish to include an email address here, for obvious reasons.

But this is all you have to do.

Go to one of my radio sites, http://techbroadcasting.com and click on the link labeled “Got a question or a comment about the show? Click here to send your message” on the left panel.

Send your file and let’s see if it comes. Make it a nice file :slight_smile:

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#10

I don’t see how that’s significantly different, but ok, I don’t see the point in all that paracast stuff either. :smiley:

So, ~40 MB failed, and ~31 MB failed, but ~12 MB worked. Strange?! Unexplainable?! Insert Twilight Zone theme…

The 12 MB attachment email lists as 17 MB in my email client sent box. Odd?!

The first 2 were paracast mp3’s. Maybe the RIAA or a secret agency blocked them?!

I’m starting to tingle, breath is getting short, air tastes like chocolate. Is it a poltergeist?!

Oh yeah, I was eating chocolate. :cool:

Comes with the territory, right?


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#11

[quote]I don’t see how that’s significantly different, but ok, I don’t see the point in all that paracast stuff either.

So, ~40 MB failed, and ~31 MB failed, but ~12 MB worked. Strange?! Unexplainable?! Insert Twilight Zone theme…

The 12 MB attachment email lists as 17 MB in my email client sent box. Odd?!

The first 2 were paracast mp3’s. Maybe the RIAA or a secret agency blocked them?!

I’m starting to tingle, breath is getting short, air tastes like chocolate. Is it a poltergeist?!

Oh yeah, I was eating chocolate.

Comes with the territory, right?[/quote]
The 17MB is the standard overhead. Listen a 12MB file is pretty decent for any email service. Nothing to complain about there. We make Podcast versions of our shows available from our sites, and they are in the 40MB range, and that setup works fine.

One of the shows goes weekly to the Las Vegas radio station for airing, and we use YouSentIt for that, since even the compressed file (a 256K MP3) is 104MB.

Secret agency? Men in black? RIAA? Maybe all of the above.

Enjoy that chocolate. I’ll take yogurt with Gatorade.

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#12

I’ve just sent a 28 mb mail from my DH to an external host and received a 28 mb mail from an external host without any problems. I used pine on the shell to send the message from DH.

jan


#13

It’s all that DRM the RIAA made your MP3 file add when it was transferred.

3 days or 3 plays - that the Zune Law - REGARDLESS of the licensing intended by the owner/copyright holder of the file.

Talk about busted. Or you could just do what everyone else is doing and ignore the zune.

Have I been ranting?

Well, to tie this all together, I got an email today!

Wholly