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    tbullock is offline Advanced Member
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    Default Attachment Size Limits

    I am just curious as to what a consensus would be in regards to attachment size limitations in today's internet broadband environments.

    The reason being, I really don't know what limit is reasonable. I have some people that want to fire off e-mails with 35-50MB attachments. At what point is a burned CD in a FedEx envelope justified?

    I currently have the attachment limits set to 10MB. I thought that was generous but maybe I am just being "old school"?

    Thoughts anyone?
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    IMO, the reasonable limit is what you set it to. I don't think attachments of 35Mb should be allowed via email, that's better sent by ftp. I suppose the obvious questions are: what do the users want; will it impact you server; how often do they want to send files of that size?
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    Anyone else have opinion on this?
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    Not that I don't appreciate Mr. Phoenix's take on it or anything.
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    Just because you can send a 35-40 meg file does not mean the receipent has the same capabilities.

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    Personally I would say a 10M file is a little large, but with powerpoint presentation getting fairly large now a days it probably better to set to something like 25M.

    My 2 cents.

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    My last job had a 5 meg limit. I had to set up an ftp server to send and receive drawings.

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    Microsoft recommends 5 MB

    So 10 MB is perfect for Zimbra!

    I would feel "Old School" is 1 MB.

    10 MB is whopping for Email!

    "Email attachments were never designed to transfer 35MB picture files that are 8x10s."
    Source: http://www.digital-brand-asset-manag...interview.html

    Some quick results from Google:

    http://searchexchange.techtarget.com...953592,00.html
    http://www.bris.ac.uk/is/learning/do.../email-g3.html
    http://acaguy.blogspot.com/2006/07/m...ttachment.html
    Last edited by czaveri; 10-24-2006 at 01:15 PM. Reason: I would feel "Old School" is 1 MB.
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    I have no problem with setting them to 10-25 , but then again I run into problems all the time with the person getting it on the other end being held to 3mb so what is the point of sending them that big if most people can't get them.
    Maybe something that needs to be looked at as a standard by whoever the governing body is for such things ?
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    Excuse my UI ineptitude but where does one configure the the attachment size limit in ZCS? Is it "Maximum size of an uploaded file(kb):" in Global Settings -> MTA?

    If there is such a setting is it separately configurable for both inbound and outbound attachment sizes, i.e. user 'crud' can receive attachments up to 10MB but only send attachments up to 5M?

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