distribution list limitations




I have a distribution list with 234 names on it. I recently sent a message
to this dl and soon reseived a mailer daemon message wich listed 2 'user
unknowns' (self explainatory) what I didn't understand was at the bottom of
that list there was a message that read:
'>>> RCPT To:<[email protected]> 452 4.5.3 Too many recipients
<[email protected]>... Deferred: 452 4.5.3 Too many recipients <<<'
My question is:
1.)Does this mean that that receipiant never received the email?
2.)Is my dl 'too fat'? Is there a limit to how many names can be saved in
one distribution list? What is that maximum number???

Sue Mosher [MVP-Outlook]

Ask your mail server administrator whether the server enforces a limit on
outgoing messages. Recipients' mail servers may also reject messages that
have many recipients as likely spam. While you can avoid the second issue by
putting the DL name in the Bcc field, a better approach that solves both
issues is to get rid of the DL and instead maintain individual contact
entries that you can use in a Word mail merge to individual messages.

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