I just sent an email to a client’s agency. There was a 1.8MB zip file attached to it, and the woman wrote back to say the message had failed because her mailbox was over quota.

Your mail file exceeds or would exceed the quota size limit specified by the Administrator.  A Non-Delivery Report has been generated for the sender indicating that the router was unable to deliver the message to your mail file.  You should free up space in your mail file by deleting or archiving messages to remedy the over quota situation as soon as possible to allow future deliveries to occur.

Wow, companies still have email quotas? In an age where storage costs 8 cents per gigabyte, it’s hard to believe there are system administrators who limit the mailboxes of employees like this.