[Alpine-info] Alpine is Dead?
bl10 at cam.ac.uk
Thu Apr 28 05:54:56 PDT 2011
On Thu, 28 Apr 2011, Carlos E. R. wrote:
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:>On Wednesday, 2011-04-27 at 20:58 -0700, Stan Peale wrote:
:>> I have no problem with the size of the attachments in an email that I
:>> originate, only in the forwarded ones. My colleague has Alpine version 2,
:>> on the same local network. He has no problems sending large attachments
:>> along with forwarded emails. I think he has the same version of Mac OS 10
:>> that I have.
:>I have tried an email with a 3.2 MiB attachment sent to myself, and then
:>forwarded it to myself again. No problem.
:>I'm currently using alpine-2.00 under linux, but I have used other versions
:>previously. The only occassions on which I have had problems with the size of
:>an attachment has been when the MTA (see below) rejected it, but being a local
:>service I changed its configuration. It is possible that the MTA has different
:>limits for different users.
:>Another limitation could be the imap server where you store email - if it is
:>your case. When an email is sent, a copy of the sent email is appended to the
:>Sent folder, and if it is an IMAP server instead of local storage, it could
:>reject it. But I don't see how this would only affect forwarded attachments.
:>Then, there are content filters. These could reject big fwds, if they want.
:>But an advance rejection is uncommon, typical is a bounce after full send.
The outgoing attachment filter on the MTA could also fault on specific
types of file names (eg .exe).
:>> What is the MTA?
:>Alpine is a MUA, Mail User Agent.
:>The SMTP server is a MTA, Mail Transfer Agent.
:>Typically all linux/unix machines have an MTA, nowdays probably unconfigured.
:>But it can also be remote.
:>- -- Cheers,
:> Carlos E. R.
:> (from 11.2 x86_64 "Emerald" at Telcontar)
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