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Attaching files to a message

Post by ngr » Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:49 pm

I have gone to Attachment setting and set Maximum file setting to 9000 MiB - nevertheless I am told that I may only attach 1 MiB. What is the problem this time?

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Re: Attaching files to a message

Post by Oyabun1 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:44 am

Your host may have imposed a limit, if so there is probably nothing you can do to get around it, you need to talk to them.
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Re: Attaching files to a message

Post by ngr » Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:12 pm

They have not

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Re: Attaching files to a message

Post by Mick » Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:17 pm

Can you post the exact error message you're seeing please?
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Re: Attaching files to a message

Post by ngr » Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:14 pm

Comes here
Attachments
------- upload.jpg
------- upload.jpg (212.89 KiB) Viewed 610 times

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Re: Attaching files to a message

Post by Mick » Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:18 pm

ngr wrote:They have not
Well, either your settings are incorrect or your host has a limitation.
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Re: Attaching files to a message

Post by ngr » Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:22 pm

Did you ask me to upload the screen print to tell me this banality?

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Re: Attaching files to a message

Post by Mick » Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:35 pm

Yes, I did it just to wind you up, what do you think?
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Re: Attaching files to a message

Post by ngr » Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:38 pm

I think you wasted my time.

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Re: Attaching files to a message

Post by joao_pimentel » Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:37 pm

Look ngr, you don't need to be aggressive :)

Those guys here are really nice

I had the same problem.

Go to ACP-> General configuration -> and look for "Attachments"

when it concerns everything which relates size limit, put everything to 0 (zero) which means unlimitted

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Re: Attaching files to a message

Post by ngr » Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:20 pm

You mean ""Attachments setting" and not "Attachments", ok?

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Re: Attaching files to a message

Post by ngr » Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:22 pm

But it did not solve the problem

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Re: Attaching files to a message

Post by ngr » Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:30 pm

joao: On all boards like this one there are individuals like Mick who believe that it makes them sound smart if they ask the person with the problem a lot of (irrelevant) questions - and I will bet whatever that if you ask Mick if he has an idea of what he could use my answer for - he will not be able to come up with an answer, that makes sense.
And you are right, that makes me angry. I am here because I have a serious problem, a problem that I need to solve fast, because I have promised the rest of the members in my organization for volunteers to make this shit work very soon - and then I become aggressive, when someone wastes my time.
But I think you should ask Mick.

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Re: Attaching files to a message

Post by KevC » Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:33 pm

It may be that the limit of the individual attachment group is too small.

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Click the green cog icon next to the group for the type of file you're uploading (as you haven't said it's difficult to say which one but they're listed in manage extensions) and increase the max file size.
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Re: Attaching files to a message

Post by Cryogenix » Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:36 pm

If we all took the time to read more, we'd be here less often.

I also hate it when helpers don't take the time to read someone's post and ask a question that I've already answered in my post. It's a waste of my time and can be frustrating.

However, since this is free, and the help is free, and since I don't feel like reading every piece of literature that pertains to how everything works, I simply answer the question again and hope I can get some help. If not, I'll eventually figure it out myself...usually.

I wonder if the forum's host (e.g. GoDaddy, Hostgator) has a size limit set and so it's sending a message back to phpbb about it being too big to process, which is prompting phpbb to generate that file size message. Or, in that situation would a more generic window appear with an error message (e.g. 404)?

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