The message size limit in Exchange 2007 is around the 10 MB limit and for some folks, that just doesn’t cut it. Here’s a link to change it..
Outlook Web Access (OWA) has to be adjusted also if you are using this for large attachments. Couple links that outline this:
Of course, need to add my 2 cents on this….
- If you increase your message size, the sending person’s mail server may not allow for these larger attachment sizes, so this needs to be taken into consideration.
- There are other ways of dealing with large attachment sizes – such as an FTP site or use some of the free ftp sending sites, such as You Send It that work quite well.
- Check your attachment file – is there something you can do to make it smaller? For instance..
- Photos are generally by default fairly large and if you send several, the attachment size adds up. There are programs to resize these quickly (one I like is Irfanview – a freebie). Your photo editing software probably has a means of changing size also.
- PDFs – Had an instance where the user was trying to send 30 MB PDF files that he had generated from a pdf creator plugin with an application. We ran this through PrimoPDF to create a MUCH smaller file of 1 MB and did not appear to lose anything that the recipient needed.
- Word documents with images – Word docs often have screen prints of bitmap/BMP files. These can get huge if there are too many of them. With Vista and Windows 7, the snippy tool will create a small image… save it as a jpg or png file. If you have XP, you can use the free Snippy Tool.