[Pkg-exim4-users] Change the Default Message Size Limit

Robert Steinmetz rob at steinmetznet.com
Wed Oct 24 16:50:50 UTC 2007

Jens Schüßler wrote:
> * Robert Steinmetz <rob at steinmetznet.com> wrote:
>> I have exim4 set up and running on Ubuntu with clam and SpamAssassin.
>> I need to change the default message size limit.
>> As I read the documents all I need to do is
>> Add  MESSAGE_SIZE_LIMIT=<insert value>
>> To  /etc/exim4/update-exim4.conf.conf
>> and restart exim4
>> It isn't working . What did I miss?
> Maybe this sentence in update-exim4.conf.conf?
> ,----
> | # Edit this file and /etc/mailname by hand and execute update-exim4.conf
> | # yourself or use 'dpkg-reconfigure exim4-config'
> `----
> Did you run update-exim4.conf afterwards? Only restarting exim isn't
> enough.
> Jens
Thanks Jens,

Yes I have run update-exim4.conf. I did that after I posted the initial 
message, still I keep getting messages rejected.
Is it necessary to both run update-exim4.conf and restart? I have been 
but some stuff I read implied it was unnecessary.

Can anyone point me to a description of valid values for 

All examples I found use xxM are other values (like "k" or "G") legal? 
Is there an absolute miximum value
Is 0 still a valid value?

Robert Steinmetz, AIA
Steinmetz & Associates

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