As of now, DropBox is considered as the best cloud storage service online. It has a huge space which allows you to store multiple files and applications online in an affordable manner. Also, with the fact that it allows you to upload files and access your account using a mobile phone, DropBox has successfully emerged to be one of the friendliest applications made ever. You can also conveniently send huge files to a user who does not subscribe with Dropbox just by using a simple email address.
Using Email in Sending Files to DropBox
As of now, even being as one of the top choices in sending huge files, DropBox is still on the making of allowing native email addresses to be used in sending files. However, there are some great third party websites which can help you to be allowed on this task such as AirDropper.com and SendToDropbox.com. However, trusting those websites can be dangerous especially when you are sending confidential and important files. Third party websites are not directly affiliated with DropBox nullifying the warranty of the files if worse happens. Also, the mentioned websites are actually “not in the mainstream” anymore and if there are other which can offer the same services, then that will be a gamble on your part.
Fortunately, there is a trick which you can use to get over this burden in using email address for DropBox. Actually, this is very easy.
- You should create a Gmail account. Gmail allows up to 25MB in maximum when attaching and sending fi8les. But if you are about to send bigger files, then consider using Hotmail instead.
- Now, download the advisable mail attachment utility (http://www.labnol.org/software/save-email-attachments/17721/). This mail attachment utility will allow you to monitor the incoming messages to your email’s inbox. Also, it uses IMAP or POP3 utility which synchronizes with all the activity happening to your email account. The monitoring of this small utility can happen every minute depending on your choice.
- Now, inside the mail attachment utility, head over the “save location”. You must direct it to the Dropbox folder. Click the close option and minimize the program. Allow the utility to continually scan for new messages and files which are received by your email.
- After the completion of the process, you may now compose an email message and attach files to it. Then, conveniently send them to your DropBox email address. After sending and receiving the files, the files will now be available on your DropBox folder.
If ever you wanted to allow others send emails and uploaded files to your email address, then just give them your DropBox email