Exchange 2003 sending and recieving size limits

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How would I find out the max size that a user can send out to an external user?
Also, the max size for a user to receive email from external user.
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Top Expert 2011
Commented:
There are a couple of place where to set these limits, here is a good document describing them all:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322679

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Example 1
In this example, the following size limits have been configured:

The global setting is set to 5 MB.
The Exchange SMTP connector is set to 3 MB.
The SMTP virtual server is set to 4 MB.
The user mailbox setting is set to 2 MB.

Could you explain the differences between the settings.
Top Expert 2011

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The options are from the global settings for the complete exchange organization down to a single mailbox. You can create multiple smtp connectors to send email for some domains via another route with different limits. You can have one or more smtp virtual servers per exchange server.

If you have a single exchange server with just on smtp connector and virtual server those three will make no difference.
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So the largest email size they can send would be 5MB . Is this correct?

We only have one exchange server
Our global setting is 50MB
We have no SMTP Connector
The SMTP virtual server is unchecked.
User mailbox setting is set to default. Which would mean it defers back to global settings, is this correct?

So ideally, this means our size setting is 50MB.

I know this is to big but, what size do you recommend the global setting be at?
Top Expert 2011
Commented:
That is correct.

You must have a smtp connector otherwise you can not send email.

Personally I would set the global to 10 or 20 mb and for 1 or 2 persons really needing more a value on the user mailbox

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Thanks for helping me understand.

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