[Samba] Request for feedback

Michael Ströder michael at stroeder.com
Fri Jul 24 05:50:06 MDT 2009

Charles Marcus wrote:
> On 7/22/2009 7:21 PM, Felix Miata wrote:
>>> What size limit should we observe for messages to this list?
>>> 1) 64 KBytes
>>> 2) 128 KBytes
>>> 3) 256 KBytes
>>> 4) 512 KBytes
>>> 5) 1 MByte
>>> 6) 2 MBytes
>>> 7) Any size
>> None of the above. 20k should be more than enough. Those who wish to share
>> more should upload it somewhere and provide a URL to the upload in their list
>> mail so that those who actually care about that particular large item can
>> load it when they choose, and likely in a browser instead of an email agent.
>> Offers to email large attachments privately could be encouraged as well.
> I don't know about 20k, but I definitely don't see the need to allow
> large attachments on a large mailing list like this...

The caveat is that things are not archived completely then. URLs get
invalid over time.

> What I would love to find is an easy to install/configure/use mail
> server add-on that would strip off all attachments over a configured
> size (in our business we deal with a lot of large attachments - I have
> to allow a max of 50MB), and drop them on a filesystem, and add a link
> to the email then pass the email on to its destination.

This does not work correctly with signed e-mails I guess.

Ciao, Michael.

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