Neal S. Pressman" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Tim Evans <Tim_Evans@troweprice.com>
"F.M. Taylor" <email@example.com>
Changa Anderson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
"Michael DeSimone" <email@example.com>
James Ford <firstname.lastname@example.org>
With special thanks going to James Ford for the VERY useful 'ehlo asdf'
SMTP command to show the allowable size of a message by the mail server.
I've appended his message at the end of this message.
I was aware of the MaxMessageSize option but I had changed it to 10MB but
still no luck. When I tried James Ford's trick of telnetting to my mail
server from within my domain, all looked well. But when I tried it from a
remote place (outside of my domain and class-c network) I got a different
banner message and different results to the 'ehlo asdf' SMTP command.
That caught my firewall red-handed. Our firewall was quietly and
secretly intercepting all SMTP traffic and it had its own limit on the size
of the messages.
FYI, it's a WatchGuard firewall for anyone out there that has one or is
planning on getting one.
Steve Gauthier Domain Pharma Corporation
UNIX Systems Administrator 10 Maguire Road
PHONE: (781) 778 - 3953 Lexington, MA 02421
FAX: (781) 778 - 3800 E-mail: email@example.com
>From james ford:
1. Issue a "df -aek" and make sure you have space
2. Make sure the user quota in /var/mail is not set (or set high)
telnet localhost 25
- you should see a message about how big a file can be.
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