How to tackle server timed out error messages?

Question

When attempting to send an E-mail message with an attachment (about 1.9MB), after a few minutes , it stops and I get a message that says "The server has timed out" What settinghs need to be changed to prevent this. I have received messages that have several (2-5) attachments of about the same size with no problem. Help-

Earl

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This question was answered on March 5, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

There is a setting called something like "Protect against timeouts" in NAV which should be checked.

You shouldn't use Norton for AV in the first place, or McAfee, or Pc-Cillan.. they've all been rendered useless by elkern_c, then peeled and disembowled like the ripe little tomatoes they are Noob tools for kids All of them.

Suggestion:

If you or a client really needs to be wary of viruses, then use something like sophos and amavis on the server Sophos is industrial grade, free for 30 day evaluation with excellent support For desktop users, have them use AVG, also industrial strength and free for personal

use, also with a free evaulation period for commercial users Neither of these is well known by the virus hacker (see alt.comp.virus) community, and the code is quite a bit more difficult to reverse engineer than is any of the commercial products Both companies market to large scale

corporations with lots of funding behind them to do a lot of the really critical work in diffusing virus and trojan code algorithms.

If you want more than just virus checking, i.e also to check for malicious code and poisoned documents, then use the procmail sanitizer (my choice) script I've replaced AV on my mailserver with this puppy a few months back, and since then my AV work for clients using my server has been dead.. nothing has gotten through.

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Posted by Enyenihi of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 5, 2003