Drobox is a renowned platform to store files in the cloud. Its free version is more than enough for a lot of users. This is a good option to create backup files and be able to always have our photos or videos on any device. In this article, we will talk about some interesting tools to send files to Dropbox via email. We already explained how to use two Dropbox accounts at the same time.

Send files to Dropbox via email

Sometimes it might be nice idea use our email to send a file to our Dropbox account directly, saving time and effort. We will focus on two tools to do so.

SendToDropbox

The first tool is SendToDropbox. This is a free tool that lets us send files to Dropbox via email. We need to create an account to use the service. Then we need to grant it access to our Dropbox account. What it really does is that it creates an email account.

The way it works is simple. We send attached files to that email and they will be sent to our Dropbox account directly. This is evidently not ideal if we want to send large files because the service has a limit when sending emails.

The tool allows us to set up different elements. We can send an email with an attached file, which will be sent to a predetermined folder in Dropbox, for example. Let’s imagine we want to send photos. They will be sent directly to a folder specifically created to store photos.

We can also set up some elements like the date, automatic file extraction, what to do with duplicate files, etc.

As we said above, SendToDropbox is a free tool. We can download it from its official webpage. We also have to say there is a paid version that has some improved features.

IFTTT

This is another tool we can use to send files to Dropbox via email. This is a web-based service that has several features and elements we can set up, like sending files to Dropbox via email.

We need to create an account to use the service. Then we have to add the tool, which we can download from this link.

We will also have to grant it access to the account. We just have to send a message with attached files to the email address, and they will go right into Dropbox based on the email subject.

In conclusion, these two tools let us send files to Dropbox via email. They are free and can be great in some cases. As we said above, there is a limit when sending attached files, so we cannot send files larger than the limit.