Alter Send / Receive quotas on exchange 2007

Using the MaxReceiveSize and MaxSendSize you are able to limit the messagesize that is allowed to be transported. You generaly want to do this to block huge (in SMTP world) messages. These huge messages (when received and send) might require a huga ammount of system resources slowing down the overall performance or even make the outlook client go unresponsive.

An exchange administrator is able to alter these limits which are by default;
Exchange 2007 RTM (out of the box media)
send : Unlimited
Receive : Unlimited
maxRecipientEnvelopeLimit : Unlimited

Exchange 2007 SP1
send : 10MB
Receive : 10MB
maxRecipientEnvelopeLimit : 5000

Using the Exchange Management Powershell console you may use the following commands to alter these limits.
View the actual limits.


Alter the limits

Set-TransportConfig -MaxReceiveSize 20MB
Set-TransportConfig -MaxSendSize 20MB

If you want the full documentation please review the following Microsoft Documentation…



About Chris Gralike

Momenteel ben ik manager van de afdeling business continuity bij de zakelijke IT dienstverlener AMIS Services BV. Sinds 2003 ben ik actief in de ICT branche. Tussen 2003 en nu heb ik verschillende rollen vervuld. In de rollen: systeem- en netwerkbeheer, system engineer, servicemanager en nu practice manager ben ik in contact gekomen met uiteenlopende technologieën, methodologieën, ideeën, oplossingen en innovaties. Een rijke ervaring waarmee ik de klanten van Conclusion en AMIS elke dag probeer te ondersteunen. Mijn credo: 'Altijd opzoek een win-win tussen business en technologie.'

Posted on March 19, 2010, in exchange, Windows Server and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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