Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


11527 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3700

Trusted
Subscriber

Topic # 146956 3-Jun-2014 22:49
Send private message

I sent an email from my iMac (using Gmail) on Thursday night.

Just now, the system suddenly popped up with the message and informed me that the message attachment was too big.

Fair enough but 5 days seems a ludicrous amount of time to take to tell me that. It was to a client, who I assumed had the document 5 days ago!

Why on earth would it take that long?





Create new topic
3159 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 890

Trusted

  Reply # 1058953 3-Jun-2014 23:04
One person supports this post
Send private message

Sorry I can't give a definite answer, but email is generally relayed through a number of servers to get to the end recipient, and often retries a number of times if something goes wrong.  

I basically never assume attachments will get through for work, so always ask for receipt of the attachment when I send them.  If I don't get one I send a quick followup email to the effect of "did you get this"   And if nothing from that a phone call. Safest that way. email is not 100% reliable for many reasons.

Mad Scientist
18628 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2367

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1058955 3-Jun-2014 23:06
Send private message

it was probably waiting for you to resend it, and after *searching through all your emails and browsers and what nots decided that there is no evidence you sent it via gmail, so it thought it'd just make sure you are going to resend it?



11527 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3700

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1058956 3-Jun-2014 23:07
Send private message

Yes, very odd. I have had 'Your email can not be delivered and is in the queue' kind of messages before - but not for this one. Just nothing - then 5 days later "we can't deliver this because the attachment is too big"!







11527 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3700

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1058957 3-Jun-2014 23:08
Send private message

joker97: it was probably waiting for you to resend it, and after *searching through all your emails and browsers and what nots decided that there is no evidence you sent it via gmail, so it thought it'd just make sure you are going to resend it?


Who knows.

I shrunk the PDF and sent it again!





1388 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 357


  Reply # 1058958 3-Jun-2014 23:09
Send private message

onedrive or dropbox ftw
email needs to be put out to pasture.

2467 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 667


  Reply # 1058964 3-Jun-2014 23:19
Send private message

Dairyxox: onedrive or dropbox ftw
email needs to be put out to pasture.


MEh... still need to email the link? :)



11527 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3700

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1059101 4-Jun-2014 11:06
Send private message

Dairyxox: onedrive or dropbox ftw
email needs to be put out to pasture.


I have found that some organisations - especially government ones dealing with, ahem, classified documents - often have IT systems that prevent their staff from getting docs from places like that.

I had a client at MFAT who had to give me her personal address to send her some stuff (all of which was entirely legit and harmless) simply because their IT system disallowed that.





12607 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5918

Trusted

  Reply # 1059103 4-Jun-2014 11:13
Send private message

Geektastic:
Dairyxox: onedrive or dropbox ftw
email needs to be put out to pasture.


I have found that some organisations - especially government ones dealing with, ahem, classified documents - often have IT systems that prevent their staff from getting docs from places like that.

I had a client at MFAT who had to give me her personal address to send her some stuff (all of which was entirely legit and harmless) simply because their IT system disallowed that.


The Govt Dept I worked for did that, the recipient would receive a system generated email stating that an email from jbloggs had been blocked due to image, exe or other attachments. They simply had to contact IT with the reference number provided, the attachment would be looked at in an isolated machine and released if it was business related and safe.




Mike
Retired IT Manager. 
The views stated in my posts are my personal views and not that of any other organisation.

 

 It's our only home, lets clean it up then...

 

Take My Advice, Pull Down Your Pants And Slide On The Ice!

 

 


3003 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1449


  Reply # 1059106 4-Jun-2014 11:19
Send private message

KiwiNZ:
Geektastic:
Dairyxox: onedrive or dropbox ftw
email needs to be put out to pasture.


I have found that some organisations - especially government ones dealing with, ahem, classified documents - often have IT systems that prevent their staff from getting docs from places like that.

I had a client at MFAT who had to give me her personal address to send her some stuff (all of which was entirely legit and harmless) simply because their IT system disallowed that.


The Govt Dept I worked for did that, the recipient would receive a system generated email stating that an email from jbloggs had been blocked due to image, exe or other attachments. They simply had to contact IT with the reference number provided, the attachment would be looked at in an isolated machine and released if it was business related and safe.


Yep, we get this all the time.  It is mostly a PITA but can appreciate why it is needed.

Also our attachment limit is ridiculously low, something like 10Mb last time I looked.

I have had some 'non-deliverable' email responses a couple of hours later, but never days!  Lost in cyberspace somewhere for a while perhaps?  




Always be yourself, unless you can be Batman, then always be the Batman



BTR

1464 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 431


  Reply # 1059614 5-Jun-2014 10:02
Send private message

Geektastic: I sent an email from my iMac (using Gmail) on Thursday night.

Just now, the system suddenly popped up with the message and informed me that the message attachment was too big.

Fair enough but 5 days seems a ludicrous amount of time to take to tell me that. It was to a client, who I assumed had the document 5 days ago!

Why on earth would it take that long?



Maybe took 5 days for the NSA to get to it before passing it on the actual mail server. Govt depts never have quick turn around times... Haha

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Hawaiki Transpacific cable ready-for-service
Posted 20-Jul-2018 11:29


Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central launches
Posted 10-Jul-2018 10:40


Spark completes first milestone in voice platform upgrade
Posted 10-Jul-2018 09:36


Microsoft ices heated developers
Posted 6-Jul-2018 20:16


PB Technologies charged for its extended warranties and warned for bait advertising
Posted 3-Jul-2018 15:45


Almost 20,000 people claim credits from Spark
Posted 29-Jun-2018 10:40


Cove sells NZ's first insurance policy via chatbot
Posted 25-Jun-2018 10:04


N4L helping TAKA Trust bridge the digital divide for Lower Hutt students
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:08


Winners Announced for 2018 CIO Awards
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:03


Logitech Rally sets new standard for USB-connected video conference cameras
Posted 18-Jun-2018 09:27


Russell Stanners steps down as Vodafone NZ CEO
Posted 12-Jun-2018 09:13


Intergen recognised as 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand
Posted 12-Jun-2018 08:00


Finalists Announced For Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 6-Jun-2018 15:12


Vocus Group and Vodafone announce joint venture to accelerate fibre innovation
Posted 5-Jun-2018 10:52


Kogan.com to launch Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 4-Jun-2018 14:34



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.