You receive non-delivery reports (NDR) when you send e-mail attachments that are larger than a specific size in Exchange Server
This one is interesting to my alter-ego...
Consider the following scenario. In a Microsoft Exchange Server organization, the Exchange Server server has no size restrictions for e-mail attachments and no quota settings on mailboxes. Additionally, size restrictions are set on the firewall.
In this scenario, you may receive non-delivery reports (NDR) when you send e-mail attachments that are larger than a specific size. For example, you may receive an error message that resembles the following error message:
----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
----- Transcript of session follows -----
... while talking to mail.domain.com.:
<<< 552 Requested mail action aborted: exceeded storage allocation
554 <email@example.com>... Service unavailable
Final-Recipient: RFC822; firstname.lastname@example.org
Remote-MTA: DNS; mail.domain.com
Diagnostic-Code: SMTP; 552 Requested mail action aborted: exceeded storage allocation
Last-Attempt-Date: Fri, 2 May 2003 16:59:59 -0400 (EDT)
The above error is actually being caused by the *Firewall*, not by any storage allocation limits.
It is unfortunate that the error generated does not give a true indication of the cause; if you were a technician diagnosing this error, you'd be led astray by the message. A google search for SMTP 552 is similarly unhelpful.