Exchange 2007 | Message Size Limits

Want to check the message size limits in Exchange 2007 (GUI)?

Exchange Management Console:

SENDING

  • Organization Configuration > Hub Transport > Send Connectors Tab, Go to the properties of that send connector. In the General Tab will see a box with a check mark: Maximum Message Size (KB) [update to desired size]
  • Organization Configuration > Hub Transport > Global Settings Tab, Go to the properties of the Transport Settings. In the General Tab will see a box with a check mark: Maximum Send Size (KB) [update to desired size]

RECEIVING:

  • Organization Configuration > Hub Transport > Global Settings Tab, Go to the properties of the Transport Settings. In the General Tab will see a box with a check mark: Maximum Receive Size (KB) [update to desired size]
  • Server Configuration > Hub Transport > Receive Connectors (Lower box). Update all of your receive connectors: Properties, General Tab: Maximum Receive Size (KB) [update to desired size]

Exchange Powershell:

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I received the following bounce from the local server due to email size limits.

Delivery has failed to these recipients or distribution lists:

This message exceeds the maximum message size allowed. Microsoft Exchange will not try to redeliver this message for you. Please make the message smaller — by removing attachments, for example — and try sending it again, or provide the following diagnostic text to your system administrator.
Sent by Microsoft Exchange Server 2007
Diagnostic information for administrators:

Generating server: exchange.domain.com
email@domain.com
#550 5.3.4 ROUTING.SizeLimit; message size exceeds fixed maximum size for route ##

Original message headers:

Received: from exchange.domain.com ([127.0.0.1]) by exchange
([127.0.0.1]) with mapi; 31 Dec 2011 00:00:00 +0100
Content-Type: application/ms-tnef; name=”winmail.dat”
Content-Transfer-Encoding: binary
From: Sender
To: “Recipient”
Date: 31 Dec 2011 00:00:00 +0100

Reference: http://www.msexchange.org/articles-tutorials/exchange-server-2007/management-administration/exchange-2007-message-size-limits.html

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