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If you send a Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) message (for example, a message that is sent from Microsoft MSN Hotmail) to Exchange 2000, and that message has an attachment, the total message size includes the message plus the attachment. If you delete the attachment, the total message size may not be reported correctly; the total message size should be the message size minus the attachment size.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/301378/EN-US/ )XGEN: How to Obtain the Latest Exchange 2000 Server Service Pack
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server.
This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server Service Pack 2.