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Hello,

in my community users are able to upload images/files to the forum, but not to private messages. But it is possible to bypass this restriction:

  • Start a new topic in the forum and upload the image
  • Insert the image into the topic
  • Copy the inserted image into the clipboard
  • Start a new private message and paste the image from the clipboard into the editor
  • Submit the private message
  • Cancel the new topic

-> Image is now a valid attachment of the private message (tested with IPS 4.5).

Is this expected behavior?

Kind regards,

Stefan

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10 hours ago, desti said:

Nope, it's not attachment to PM, image will be deleted by cleanup task.

I can not confirm this. The image is listed under "Files" in ACP and when I click "View locations", the image is referenced by a private message. The cleanup task does not delete this attachment.

Kind regards,

Stefan

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Yeah - reproduced. Log a ticket on that.

  • The copied image is added to the PM because it is a URL that is being pasted in, as opposed to an attachment - that is how the image can be added in.
  • The attachment, originally uploaded to a topic, would not be valid if it was deleted prior to the 'cancel new topic' action.
  • If the attachment was orphaned, instead of associated with the PM, then it would end up being cleaned up eventually (I think)
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