[Mailman-Users] Problem with big mail

Richard Barrett R.Barrett at ftel.co.uk
Mon Nov 18 11:52:46 CET 2002

At 22:00 17/11/2002, you wrote:
>I am new in the mailman list server.
>We got a few lists.
>When some one sent big mail (>1MB) to one of the list,the list server 
>looks like
>stopped responding. Means doesn't send any mail out(receive OK.)
>Is there any way we can stop this happening?

Setting the max_message_size parameter on the General Options page of the 
admin GUI for your lists would let you trap excessively large postings and 
reject them.

If that doesn't suit your needs, I think you will find the performance 
impact of large attachments to posts is reduced if you turn off archiving 
with MM's internal archiver for lists on which you allow large posts. If 
you absolutely must have large attachments and archiving for a list then 
you may need to use an external archiver, such as Mhonarc, for such lists.

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