Message Limit mistery; Exchange SBS 2003

Posted on 2004-04-14
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Last Modified: 2008-02-01

Messages from external domain, larger than 1024KB can't get trough to user.

Already checked and disabled:
1. Virtual SMTP server - Properties - message: Message limit and session size limit disabled
2. Global settings - Message delivery - Properties - Default: All set to 'No limit'
3.  Wild guess: Mailbox store - Properties - default: Storage limits disabled

What did I overlook?


Question by:ezjurgen
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Expert Comment

ID: 10825566
One specific user or to any user?nothing maybe a restart will help.
also u did not mention if u ever had any restricyion on ur global settings?
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Expert Comment

ID: 10825731
Are your receiving email relayed via your ISP?  Does your Exchange server have a POP3 connection to your ISP, or are you hosting your own SMTP?

If so, then your ISP may have a 1MB limit.  Just a guess...

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ID: 10828487
Do you use and Virus or Filtering software that has message limits ( Symantec Exchange 3.x does )?
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Expert Comment

ID: 10829189
Did you check in active directory users and computers, that under properties for user, on exchange general, delivery restrictions that there aren't non default settings there?


Author Comment

ID: 10831113
Hay Guys,

Vahik: All users, Global settings were set once to default values but are now no limit. Server has been restarted (SBS2003)

Dstoker509: Yes recieving trough professional ADSL account trough MX relay directly. Asked ISP, no limit there

Ans-Ansdenver: Yes using Groupschield for exchange from NAI. But no limit set there

Timiano: All users are set to default, wich is no limit. I've tried to set it to nothing and 100000MB, still no luck

Alwyas get this error:<ez-srv03.ez.be #5.2.3 smtp;450 5.2.3 Msg Size greater than allowed by Remote Host>

Strange thing, ez-srv03 is my local server not the domain I am trying to reach. How can I find out at what level this is blocked

2. vs SMTP
3. vs API
4. Exchange restricitons
5. Mailbox Restr.
6. User Restrictions

First this all was going trough a relay I made With GFI MSEC and ME but now all mail is forwarded to the Exchange Server

Really in the woods here guys



Expert Comment

ID: 10833059

when you say not your domain, is it possible the message is being routed to another routing group via a connector? If so, there mabe a restriction on the connector.  Check your connectors.


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ans-ansdenver earned 800 total points
ID: 10838530
Groupsheild? Are you using a it as a smart host or a gateway? If so then your out-bound will get tagged %smarthost%.domain.com instead of ez-srv03.domain.com. Whcih means that the recipiant server, if is is using reverse-dns is trying to find via ii-arpa address look up and not finding and assuming that is it spam.

Author Comment

ID: 10855353
timiano: the only connector I use is the SMTP connector provided by SBS2003 itself, and olso there are no restrictions. Or do you mean something else?

Ans: Groupschield is installed  on the SBS server itself (thus on the Exchange too) in vs API mode. This is the first Site I have trouble with email on SBS 2003, AND it is the only site I have working with Groupshield. I think I'll call NAI on this one. You probably are right.

Damn I hate NAI software... but hey, what the customer wants he'll get... more hours invoiced!

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