When a forum topic includes and attachement. The attachment is send together with the forum message.
The attachement file shows inline as a blue hyperlink link. Outlook adds a download button behind it.
Clicking on the blue link will lead the enduser to Moodle.
The end-user needs to be logged in to be able to actually download the file.
This leads to alot of confusion with end-users.
As a site admin I am confused that when I use the setting "allowattachements" in Server > outgoing mail configuration that this not influence the above situation. The description says "if enabled, emails sent from the site can have attachements, such as badges". I actually would had thought that this includes forum topics that have an attachement?
- Is there a reason why the attachement is not really an attachment in the mailbox?
Argument could be to avoid overload of the mailbox. But then I would expect that siteadministrators/managers can use the setting "allowattachements" to decided on how to handle this. There are several ways to avoid large attachments in Moodle.
- Am I missing a setting / solutions that does avoid end-users to need to login?
- If there is none, is it a solution that Forum topics with attachements could be handled differently? By example the use of a magic-token?
Thank you for your time.
Moodle 3.2/ 3.3 (and probably other version coupe with the same thing).