Internet to Compuserve hurdles

Dave Kristofferson kristoff at GENBANK.BIO.NET
Sun Mar 10 22:46:28 EST 1991

For those who might think about using Compuserve to communicate with
the Internet, here is a bounced message from a recent newsgroup
posting that exceeded their size limit.  Similar problems would arise
with sizeable FASTA or entry server mailings.



Received: from saqqara.cis.ohio-state.edu by genbank.bio.net (5.61/IG-2.0) with SMTP 
	id AA01782; Sat, 9 Mar 91 03:48:47 -0800
Received: by saqqara.cis.ohio-state.edu (5.61-kk/5.910301)
	id AA22337; Sat, 9 Mar 91 06:47:37 -0500
Date: Sat, 9 Mar 91 06:47:37 -0500
From: CompuServe Mailgate <uucp at cis.ohio-state.edu>
Message-Id: <9103091147.AA22337 at saqqara.cis.ohio-state.edu>
Subject: Msg too large

The enclosed note was blocked by the Internet/CompuServe mail gateway;
delivery has not been attempted to any of the intended recipients.
The enclosed note is larger than 60,000 bytes and was destined for at
least one ordinary "subscriber" account at CompuServe.  CompuServe
subscriber accounts cannot receive mail of this size; this is an
administrative decision on the part of CompuServe to prevent disc
space overruns by users getting more mail than they can deal with.  If
you need to send items this large, they will have to be broken up into
smaller pieces and mailed separately.

--The Internet Mailgate

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