What's your INBOUND/OUTBOUND Attachment Size Limit?
Posted on 2006-04-07
Hey EE People,
What is your company's sending and receiving size limits? We currently have a 2MB outbound email size limitation and we do not restrict inbound email sizes (or anything else for that matter...I live in the land of 6+ GB mailboxes, ~sigh~.)
I've asked that we increase the outbound attachment size limit to something a bit larger, like 5-10 MB. I'm having difficulty selling my director on it because he doesn't want another 'incident'...basically, a 15MB Powerpoint presentation was sent to our President elect while he was traveling. He had a dial-up connection and it crashed his email client when it tried to download that attachment. Instead of talking to this guy about possibly setting up a rule not to sync anything larger than x bytes while traveling, our CIO freaked out and had us put the outbound email limitation in place. No warning, just do it (on a Saturday, no less.) So, in response to that knee-jerk reaction, all of our staff went nuts on us for making a change without talking about it.
We now have to maintain and troubleshoot a gazillion FTP sites, and, BEST OF ALL, we purchased another mail server, another domain name, and set it up with NO sending limits!!!!! In addition to the Exchange profile in Outlook, we have to set people up with an IMAP/POP3 account to this other iMail server so they can send large attachments. Since it uses a different domain name than our Exchange server, it's ok? WTF, mates?
Anyway, my goal is to up the limit a bit, reduce the number of support calls, quit managing all of these FTP sites, and get rid of that stupid iMail system. I'm looking for a little ammo.
Thanks so much,