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Exchange Send/Receive Size

I have our exchange 2003 setup to only allow sending and receiving of emails no larger than 10mb.  We have a user who needs to send/receive larger emails (cad drawings), so I went to his profile and changed his settings to allow up to 20mb.  Even though I did this he is still not able to send/receive large emails.  Is there another setting I am missing?
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PC2009
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PapertripCommented:
Check the following link out, specifically the User Limits section.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb124345.aspx
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PC2009Author Commented:
Thank you for the link, but it pertains to 2010 and I am still on 2003.
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PapertripCommented:
Woops, check this out instead then http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322679
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AkhaterCommented:
when talking about email limits you will always be restricted by the smallest limit. so if the org limit is smaller than the user limit the org limit will apply.

the only, and non practical, way to do it is to raise it at the smtp level and set it to lower number to all users except the user you want
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PapertripCommented:
Hi Akhater,

For 2010, the link I provided says the following in regards to order of precedence for message size limits:
One exception to this approach is the user limits. User level limits take precedence over other message size restrictions. Therefore, you can configure a user to exceed the default message size limits for your organization. For example, you can allow a specific group of user mailboxes to send larger messages than the rest of the organization by configuring custom send and receive limits for those users.

Is that not the case for 2003 as well?
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AkhaterCommented:
@Papertrip

Even for 2007/2010 it is not true, at least not entirely, the user limit will override other limits just for internal  emails and not for external emails which are usually the real concern.

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PC2009Author Commented:
Akhater,
So what you are saying is that even though I changed the users size limit, it will not override the global settings?
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AkhaterCommented:
no i said the smallest will apply, if the global is smaller than the user then the global will apply. if the user is smaller then the user will apply
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PC2009Author Commented:
Ok that what I thought (didn't word it right), thanks for clarifying!
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