How to Attach Files on iPhone Using Dropbox

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Mailbox acquiring Dropbox was good in more than one way. In this article we show users how to attach files on iPhone within the Mailbox App without ever having to leave a conversation thread. Sending your resume, photo or even Microsoft word, excel or .ppt files from your iPhone, on the go, has been made easier. For problems in syncing Email on your iPhone you can refer How to Setup Email on your iPhone.


Assuming you are already using ‘Dropbox‘ and ‘Mailbox‘, here’s how to sync the two, and use them to send file attachments from the iPhone:

Step 1: Go to the Mailbox app and tap on the top left dashed area to enter Preferences.


Step 2: Scroll down and tap on settings.


Step 3: Tap on ‘Sign in with Dropbox’ to link your Dropbox and Mailbox account.


Step 4: Enter your email address and password of Dropbox to be able to access your Dropbox files from within Mailbox app. Then tap ‘Sign in to Dropbox’.


Step 5: Now your accounts are linked. To write a new email, tap on the box at the top right corner of the page.


Step 6: This takes you right in to the compose email window. Tap on the paper clip icon you seen on the bottom right to browse the files in your Dropbox and attach them.


Step 7: Browse through all the files and folder just as you would on a desktop. Tap on the one you would like to attach.


Step 8: This shows your chosen file in the email window as an attachment. Note that even though this appears as an attachment here, the receiver would see this as a Dropbox link. This has been done to avoid using cellular data for attaching the actual file.


Step 9: Compose your email, enter the details and hit send on the top right corner.


As for the receivers’ end, they can view the file on their browsers from where they can open the files in any native application such as adobe, or Microsoft Office Mobile app or can even download the files if they are on desktops. If they have a Dropbox account, the file could be saved to their Dropboxes.

And that is it! No need to hold your work till you can reach home to your desktop! It’s that simple to be able to attach any kind of file into your email from within the Mailbox app, right on your iPhone.

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