attachments size limit over VPN

Posted on 2012-09-11
Last Modified: 2012-10-30
Hi Experts,

i have 2 users with their laptop connected over VPN remotely.
their outlook is configured to connect to our exchange server (SBS2003).
the problem is that their email account is huge and they are getting very big email daily.
i tried to configure their outlook as non-Cached and in Send/Receive groups i limited the size of a massage to 50K, outlook is still downloading full items. what ever i am doing i am doing wrong because i am not able to limit the massage size.
i want to: download only the text of the emails and to have a button saying"Download Attachment" get the picture, right?

another thing- when i am deleting the account from the Control panel "Email" icon and after i am configuring it again i get like 11,000 email in a second populating my inbox, is outlook saving some cache somewhere when i am deleting an account?

Question by:moshik008
    LVL 33

    Accepted Solution

    what you set is send/receive and this is apply to emails sent or received but they will be able to download the full messages, but you can control that by send/receive groups
     send groups

    Author Comment

    this is exactly what i did.
    LVL 47

    Expert Comment

    That 50KB Is not a setting to limit the users maximum size of email they can download

    Looking at the radial it still states "Download Complete Item including attachments"
    Only headers for over 50K

    This is not effectivley going to limit their ability to download mail items

    TO do this effectively you need to open the user account in Active Directory
    Need to Go to their Exchange General Tab
    Open their Delivery Restrictions
    Here is where you limit their ability to download email over a certain size

    However, for what ever solution you choose
    Need to be careful when limiting a users access to email they receive
    If someone is sending them an important email, which is over the size limit this could only cause complications for both the users and exchange admins

    Ideally to combat large mailbox issues, or having to resort to measure of limiting a users ability to download email

    Teaching or showing the users how to correctly manage their mailbox using Personal folders and Rules to move mail items out of their mailbox into a PST File is a much easier solution

    Showing users how to reduce their mailbox size while saving and storing mail items in a safe Personal Folder or location which can be backed up is usually the best way forward for both users and exchange admins.

    If users understand this and are trained in the methods to a competent level.
    There will be no need to reduce the size of emails they receive

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