On Feb 16, 2017, at 1:48 AM, Jeff Breidenbach <j...@jab.org> wrote:
> In addition we have a max message size, which is currently set to 150KB.
> The reason for this is we had serious abuse issues with large messages
> back in the day, and also we don't really want to cater towards attachment
> heavy mailing lists. A mailing list full of PowerPoint slides or similar
> thousands of times the resource of textual lists.
Makes perfect sense.
In this case, a large attachment was definitely the culprit. Our user had sent
a ~6MB text file attachment. This happens occasionally on our lists -- we
actually ask our users to send config.log or other such debugging files so that
we can help diagnose their problems (Open MPI has a quite large configure
script, and yes, it can produce a ~6MB config.log (!)).
In general, would it be possible to still archive the mail, but strip the large
attachment? Extra bonus points for replacing it with a smaller attachment
containing text indicating that the large attachment had been stripped. :-)
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