2000-11-10 19:49:05

by Tim Walberg

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Subject: Re: [Fwd: sendmail fails to deliver mail with attachments in /var/spool/mqueue]

On 11/10/2000 16:30 -0300, Horst von Brand wrote:
>> "Jeff V. Merkey" <[email protected]> said:
>> > Horst von Brand wrote:
>> [...]
>> > > I've been using sendmail-8.11.1 (no encryption) to talk to MTAs all over
>> > Turn on encryption, and try sending attachements > 1MB and tell me if
>> > you see any problems, like emails sitting in /var/spool/mqueue for a day
>> > or two until they go out. I can guarantee you will.
>> No encryption use; and the maximal message size is 1Mb (for sanity's sake,
>> after somebody sent a PowerPoint presentation (some 3Mb), then thought that
>> perhaps the target didn't have PowerPoint, and sent it again with the
>> PowerPoint package, then noticed this might not work either, and sent it
>> _again_ with the full MS Office attached... the joys of sysadminning ;-)
>> --

Wow... that just might be one that's due for immortalizing
as an urban legend or what not... Definitely stupid user trick


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