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Email Quotas and Restrictions

Article ID: 189
Last updated: 20 Feb, 2015

Email Quotas and Restrictions

The following restrictions apply to faculty and staff email account:

  • Individual emails cannnot be greater that 16 MB including attachments
  • Emails to a distribution list cannot be greater than 300 KB including attachments
  • Blocked file extensions: ade, adp, asx, bas, bat, bif, chm, cmd, com, cpl, crt, dbx, eml, exe, gov, hlp, hta, inf, ins, isp, js, jse, lha, lnk, mbx, mda, mdb, mde, mdt, mdw, mdz, msc, msi, msp, mst, net, ops, org, pcd, pi, pif, prg, rar, reg, scf, scr, sct, shb, shs, url, vb, vbe, vbs, wab, wms, wsc, wsf, wsh, zip.

If you need to email a file with one of these extensions, you must change the extension to .txt and instruct your recipient to change it back to the original once they receive it. To change a file extension refere to the following instuctions:

  • Make sure you can see file exentions. If you see a period followed by two three or four letters at the end of your file name (e.g., .doc), then you can see them. If you don't see the extension you need to turn on the ability to see them. To turn this on:
    • Click on My Computer.
    • Click on the Tools menu.
    • Choose Folder Options.
    • Click on the View tab.
    • Scroll down to Hide Extensions for Known File Types
    • Uncheck Hide Extensions for Known File Types
  • Locate the file you want to attach to your email.
  • Select it by clicking on it once (don't open it). It should be highlighted.
  • Press F2 (rename) on your keyboard.
  • Move your cursor over to the file extension and change it to .txt
  • Press Enter on your Keyboard

You can now safely send the attachment over email. Remember to instruct your recipient to change the extension back to the original.

Article ID: 189
Last updated: 20 Feb, 2015
Revision: 1
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