Solved

Size limit for Distribution List in Exchange 2013 / Outlook 2013

Posted on 2013-11-28
9
18,043 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-11
As far as I know due to the page property size the maximum size of any distribution list cannot exceed 8KB.  

We've been using very some large distribution lists for years on Exchange 2010.  But all of a sudden as soon as we've upgraded to Exchange 2013 I I receive a "This distribution list has reached the maximum size for your network e-mail server" error message when you try to add many items to a contact distribution list in Outlook (ref: KB 238569)

The distribution list contains 2500 contacts with name and email only.  

That should not be a problem in Outlook 2013.

Can you help me to understand?

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:quadrumane
  • 4
  • 4
9 Comments
 
LVL 37

Assisted Solution

by:Jamie McKillop
Jamie McKillop earned 450 total points
ID: 39685231
Hello,

What is the recipient limit set to on your Exchange server? Outlook 2013 doesn't impose a limit on the number of member of a distribution list but you may be exceeding the recipient limit on your Exchange server.

-JJ
0
 
LVL 70

Assisted Solution

by:KCTS
KCTS earned 50 total points
ID: 39685287
Agreed - its a setting on exchange rather than outlook
 see http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb232205(v=exchg.150).aspx#Cost
0
 
LVL 37

Assisted Solution

by:Jamie McKillop
Jamie McKillop earned 450 total points
ID: 39685294
It has nothing to do with message throttling. It is a message size limit setting. The default max number of recipients per message is 500. See this link for instructions on how to change that: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb124345%28v=exchg.150%29.aspx

-JJ
0
Microsoft Certification Exam 74-409

Veeam® is happy to provide the Microsoft community with a study guide prepared by MVP and MCT, Orin Thomas. This guide will take you through each of the exam objectives, helping you to prepare for and pass the examination.

 

Author Comment

by:quadrumane
ID: 39685315
The number of récipients is set to unlimited.  Message maximum size is set to 100MB.

But according to the KB 238569 the size of the distribution list is by design limited to 8KB.
0
 
LVL 37

Assisted Solution

by:Jamie McKillop
Jamie McKillop earned 450 total points
ID: 39685347
The 8KB limit would have also been there in Exchange 2010, so it doesn't make sense that distribution lists which worked in 2010 wouldn't work in 2013; or are the distribution lists you are having trouble with new since you migrated and larger than you used previously?

-JJ
0
 

Author Comment

by:quadrumane
ID: 39685353
I think the haven't used this distribution group in age.  But it was in the public folders in Exchange 2007 and it worked.  It has been move in a shared mailbox on Exchange 2013.
0
 
LVL 37

Accepted Solution

by:
Jamie McKillop earned 450 total points
ID: 39685365
It is probably stored differently when in the public folder and didn't run into the limits imposed when it is setup in a mailbox.

-JJ
0
 

Author Comment

by:quadrumane
ID: 39686049
I moved the distribution list in my Outlook contact.  Same problem.  

This is very weird.
0
 

Author Comment

by:quadrumane
ID: 39711375
Thanks everyone.  None of the solutions have worked for me but it could work for other people.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Postgres Monitoring System

A PHP and Perl based system to collect and display usage statistics from PostgreSQL databases.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

What does UTC stand for?  “Coordinated Universal Time” – Think of this as the true time on Planet Earth that never changes with the exception of minor leap seconds here and there to account for the changes in the planet's rotation.   What does th…
In this step by step procedure, you will come to know the details of creating an Outlook meeting in 2007, 2010, 2013 & 2016.
In this video we show how to create an Address List in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.: First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Organization >> Ad…
This video shows how to quickly and easily add an email signature for all users on Exchange 2016. The resulting signature is applied on a server level by Exchange Online. The email signature template has been downloaded from: www.mail-signatures…

856 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question