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Post Posted August 28th, 2021, 1:08 am

Currently I have to upload files to external file servers and insert a link to outside when I want to attached these files to postings.,

Is there really no other mozillazine internal way of attaching files (and snapshots)?

I miss a link or button "attach file/insert image"

Restricting uploads to small files (e.g. smaller 100kb) is acceptable

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Post Posted August 28th, 2021, 4:24 am

The requirement to use external file servers was a response to large volumes of porn images and other spam that inundated the forums at one point. There is no anticipation that this policy will be changed any time soon.

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Post Posted August 28th, 2021, 12:39 pm

I believe this forum has never allowed attachments in the last eighteen+ years due to database load issues at times and more so due to extensive spam posts. Due to the amount of spam attempts the forum can get each day is why new members have required first post approval since March 2011. We used to allow Guest posting in Firefox Support, Thunderbird Support, SeaMonkey Support and Miscellaneous Support long ago but had to stop due to spammers ruining it for people who wanted help.

Mozilla's own community support forum at support.mozilla.org/questions/all/ does allow image attachments however they do get used for spam and useless images often.

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