[Mailman-Users] PDF Attachments

Greg Ward gward at mems-exchange.org
Wed Oct 3 02:08:18 CEST 2001

On 02 October 2001, Larry Hansford said:
> Thanks, Greg!  The problem seems to be solved, but I'm not sure why.  I 
> checked my Eudora setup, and all seemed well.  I went into the "TEST" group 
> admin page, and changed the setting for message size from the default of 
> 40K to 120K -- the actual PDF attachment I was testing with is 39K -- and 
> re-started Sendmail to ensure all was clean with it's load, aliases.db 
> file, etc.  I then re-sent the message, and all came through properly.

Glad to hear it.

Is PDF a binary format?  If so, a 39k file will probably be
base64-encoded to 1.5*39k, blowing the 40k message limit.  Even if not,
the overhead of MIME crud and headers might push it past 40k.  Whatever.


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