Postfix problems with maximum messages size

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I am confused. I need to accept messages somewhat larger than the default 10M allowed by Postfix. However, changing the message_size_limit in /etc/postfix/ is having no effect.

Squirrelmail is configured to accept and transmit messages up to 24M and this identical configuration is working on a Sendmail installation. So the problem appears to me to be strictly at Postfix matter.

# grep message_size_limit /etc/postfix/*
/etc/postfix/ = 20480000

# postfix reload
postfix/postfix-script: refreshing the Postfix mail system

# postconf -n | grep size_limit
message_size_limit = 20480000

smtp message generated to squirrelmail client

Message not sent. Server replied:

Requested mail action aborted: exceeding storage allocation
552 5.2.3 Message exceeds maximum fixed size (12000000)

What is going on? Why am I unable to have configured limit of 20M take effect?

2 thoughts on - Postfix problems with maximum messages size

  • Le 28/03/2012 15:44, James B. Byrne a écrit :
    And did you change mailbox_size_limit in

    What is his value ?

    Mehdi MAACHE.

  • I had a same problem but i am using zimbra firstly i did in zimbra sudo
    su – zimbra #(or just su – zimbra)
    zmlocalconfig -e imap_max_request_size=102400000
    zmprov mcf zimbraMtaMaxMessageSize 102400000
    zmmailboxdctl restart

    and then i changed of postfix like you , but opposite host of
    user domain postfix did not accept mail because of 10mb limit.
    be sure which postfix returned this error to you (your server, or from
    other side) and be sure your mail program (thunderbird, evolution etc.)
    has not limit of 10 mb

    and also you must add uploaded file size settings in (if you
    attach a file)

    and be sure service has been restarted