How to Email Files to Dropbox

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How to email files to dropbox? How about sending an email to Dropbox with the file attached inside? Here's how to set that up. In this tutorial, we'll use the Zapier app's automation tool to create a new email address where you can send files — and then connect that to Dropbox to automatically save each file you forward or email to Dropbox. Here's how to email files to dropbox.

what do you need?

How to Email Files to Dropbox

  1. Zapier account
  2. Email app
  3. File to save to Dropbox
  4. Dropbox account

How to Email Files to Dropbox

How to Email Files to Dropbox

Here's a pre-made Zap so you can get started quickly, then follow the guide below to set it up:

Use this Zap to get started quickly.

Steps on how to email files to Dropbox include the following:

1. Create a new email address on Dropbox

How to email files to Dropbox starts with a new email address.

Click the Use this Zap button on the right or the Create this Zap button at the bottom of the page to start building this Zapier workflow.

Sign in with your Zapier account or sign up for a free Zapier account if you don't already have one.

Zapier will then create a new email address where you can email your files.

Then do the following

Add a name you like—we've set the dropbox by default so it's easy to remember, but you can change that if you like.

Zapier will add a random custom ending like to your address.

Copy this address and save it to your email address book.

Then send a new email to this address with an attached file that you want to save to Dropbox.

Back in Zapier, click Continue in your Zap to check out this email form.

2. Choose where to save the files in Dropbox

Choose where to save the files in Dropbox

You must now connect Zapier to Dropbox account. You can then choose the folder in which you want Zapier to save the file.

Zapier will then copy the file from the email attachment automatically and save it to that Dropbox folder.

Note: Most email apps will only be able to send 25MB files, and Zapier can only add files up to 100MB to Dropbox.

3. Email Your Files to Dropbox

The next time you need to save a file to Dropbox—maybe from your phone or a friend's computer that you're not signed into in Dropbox.

Attach the file, and Zapier will automatically save it to Dropbox for you.

It's also a great way to save attachments. When someone emails you an important file, forward it to your Dropbox email address.

Zapier will save it to Dropbox so it's ready when you need it.


In this tutorial we show you how to email files to Dropbox. If you want other people to upload files to your Dropbox folder, just share your Dropbox email address with them and reset it once the job is done!

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