Some users are overcharged in using two different tools for one task:
They want to use ONLY their known mail program no matter how big their
e-mail with attachments is.
37 years after invention of the CD it
is still not possible to send it by e-mail. Not mentioning DVDs...
You can set up a F*EX enabled MTA which accepts e-mails of any size. The
e-mails will be scanned for big attachments and if they are bigger than a
specified size (default: 10 MB), they will get deattached, stored on the
F*EX server and inside the e-mail replaced with the download link.
112 MB attachment saved as:
Attention: URL will expire after 10 days!
F*EX enabled postfix with fexmail
Operation mode: the postfix mail relay pipes incoming smtp e-mail from the
MUA to the fexmail script which disassembles the e-mail in its MIME
components and sends the attachments via fexsend to the fexserver (one
needs an UNIX fexmail user and a F*EX fexmail user). The
fexmail script then reassembles the e-mail using the download URL(s)
provided by the fexserver and reinjects it into the mail relay.
- create a F*EX user fexmail@YOURDOMAIN
on your fexserver (with /home/fex/bin/fac)
- set up a postfix mail relay which accepts mails from your clients
(may be on another host than your fexserver) and:
- tell your users to configure their MUAs to use the new smtp mail relay
- hint: instead of smtp port 25 you can alternativly use port 587 in
/etc/postfix/master.cf to separate normal mail relaying from fexmail