What you do when you cannot send a heavy file via an email? You probably would then send it via FTP or via an online file sharing service such as YouSendIt. However, if you have a Dropbox account, you can easily make use of it to make others send you documents without any problem.
There are times when you need to receive the documents from an individual who does not know to use Dropbox. Further, you might not want to share some stuff all the time with a specific person.
In addition, you might be looking for a way via which a person fond of only emails can send you a file quickly and easily. In these situations, it is good to make that individual send you a file via Dropbox. Now, let’s see how to send files to Dropbox! Interestingly, you can do so in two ways. So, keep reading to know about the most suitable way!
How to Get Files Sent to Your Dropbox Via Email Or A Webpage
Send Files to Dropbox via an Email
In this case, the AirDropper service comes to rescue. It works by accepting your request for the documents to be sent via an email and then allowing others to transfer them safely to Dropbox.
To use it, go to https://beta.airdropper.com/ (note https that indicates secure transfer) and click Start. It will now ask you to log on to your Dropbox account followed by the permission to connect to your Dropbox. So, log in and click Allow.
Now, you see a File Request Form wherein you need to provide your email ID, email IDs of people from whom you are requesting files, a request name, and files to be requested. Finally, click the Send button. After a few seconds, the recipients will get an email from this service, which contains a secure link.
When they click the link, they get to see a special page of AirDropper wherein they can upload the files.
After this is done, they see a list of added/uploaded files along with the file size as large, medium, or small.
Now, it is just the matter of clicking the Send button after which the files are zipped and sent to your Dropbox account.
Send Files to Dropbox via a Secure Web Page
If you want your files via a password-protected Web page, DROPitTOme is the ideal free service to choose.
Via this Web page, you can allow anyone to the upload files that are directly sent to your Dropbox. To create your own secure Web page, go to the www.dropitto.me site and click Register.
Now, a screen appears wherein you get the option for creating your Dropbox account, Get Dropbox along with other options such as Register. If you already have an account, click Register.
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Now, you will have to log on to your Dropbox account and click Allow for connecting DROPitTOme to Dropbox. This will display the normal signup page. Herein, the Upload password is the one that you will give to others for uploading files.
Finally, click Register. Now, just send the link of your DROPitTOme account, http://dropittome.com/your_username, to the concerned person for sending files.
On clicking the link, the person needs to enter the upload password and click Login.
Next, she or he must click the Choose File button for uploading a file of not more than 75MB. In just a few seconds, you get to see the document in your Dropbox. The best part of this service is that you can use it as long as you wish.
Tip: To discontinue any of the two services, log on to your Dropbox, go to Account --> My Apps tab, and click X beside the desired service.