Open Outlook Express
On the Top Menu, Click Tools, Select Message
Rules from the drop down selection
and then select Mail from the right hand selection menu
The "New Mail Rule" window will
Within the "1.Select the Conditions for
your rule" text box,
scroll down the list until you the entry "Where the message size is more
Click on the white square in front of this entry to select it
A checkmark will appear indicating that the rule has been selected.
Next look at the box labeled "2.
Select the Actions for your rule"
There you will find the options for the action to take when a large file has
You can choose any of the actions you would like to perform by clicking on the
white square in front of the selection, which will then have a checkmark
indicating it is selected.
A good selection would be the one labeled "Do not download it from the
After making this selection you will see some
text in the box "3. Rule Description (click on an underlined value to
There you will see the following
You then click the underlined word "size"
which will open a new window called "Set Size" which will have an
area where you can type in limit of a received message (in kilobytes)
After making the entry click the OK button
repeatedly until all the windows are closed