OWA Rule to Reply when mail size greater than 5 MB

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Whenever i send a mail to the mailbox, if the mail size is greater than 5 MB, we need to reply back to the sender that the mail has been discarded. I need to attain this feature using OWA. Needed to know if this is possible. In outlook, i was able to create a Rule and there was a option : "have server reply using <mail_template>. But, i get a error that says "..some of parameters are not supported.. ) when i try saving this. Also, i wouldn't be able to keep outlook running on this mailbox as this is a service id ( i need this to be a server side rule rather than client side). I am unable to create this via the OWA (looks like this feature is not supported).   Any ideas as how we can implement this?

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You can do that directly at Exchange. You can set it globally (all mailboxes) or individual users.

Globally:

Start Exchange System Manager.
Expand Global Settings.
Right-click Message Delivery, and then click Properties.
Click the Default tab to configure the global settings.

Individually:

Start the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in, and then locate the user account that you want to configure.
Right-click the user’s account, and then click Properties.
Click the Exchange General tab, and then click Delivery Restrictions to set the maximum size that you want to permit.

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Hi Rave23,
Since this is an Exchange 2007 account you can create the rule you want as a transport rule. Open the Exchange management console. Expand Organization configuration and click the hub transport role. On the right under actions select new transport rule. You can choose that messages sent to certain people (find the name of the mailbox you want this to apply to after selecting this by clicking the word people in the bottom center pane) with attachments over a certain size limit and set the limit in the bottom pane, click next then select “send bounce back message with enhanced code”. Set the message you want in the bottom pane by clicking the default message in blue. Finish creating the rule and voila, you will send a customized message to senders.
~ technochic

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  • Technochic
    Please tell us what mail system you use. Is this an Exchange account? If so what version and service pack level of Exchange? If not Exchange, then what mail system please?
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  • Rave23
    Thanks for this reply. But this would not help me reply back to the user with the specific template or any message that i need. Can we configure the messages to be sent ?
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  • Technochic
    Help us give you a better answer by please providing the details. Please tell us what mail system you use. Is this an Exchange account? If so what version and service pack level of Exchange? If not Exchange, then what mail system please?
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  • Rave23
    hi
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  • Rave23
    Hi Technochic, Mail System: Mail System MS Exchange version: Exchange 2007 SP with rollup2 yes, it is an exchange account Hope that helps. Let me know if you need any other details.
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  • Rave23
    Hi, Thanks for the answer. I was able to attain what i require, but partially !! If we send a mail with multiple attachments ( 2MB. 3 MB, 1 MB, 2MB) in a single message, the message is accepted and not discarded. The Rule criteria checks for size of each attachment rather than the sum of size of all attachments Can you help..
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  • Rave23
    Hi experts.. Anyone here who can help me out with this issue? Pleassssssse.......
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