Nowadays more and more users are using various cloud storage services to keep their files, photos and videos. Dropbox is one of the popular cloud storage services with a large user base. Generally users access these storage services either through an external client or they prefer the integration of such services with other daily usage applications. The latter approach is more preferred by large number of users as it gives them the flexibility of doing two tasks at the same time. One such combination is integration of regular email service with your cloud storage service. Today, we are going to see the possible integration of Dropbox with popular email services like Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo! Mail. You can do it in several ways through various scripts and hacks. I mostly use Gmail and found the Dropbox integration fairly good for daily usage.
Using Dropbox with GmailSince I myself use Gmail, I've explored several possible ways to use Dropbox from within Gmail's web interface. Fortunately, there are several good solutions available for integrating Dropbox with Gmail. I've selected the two best possible integration methods that work seamlessly and let you easily upload files directly from your Email dashboard.
Using Dropbox with HotmailHotmail is another popular email service used by large number of people across the globe. Currently, there are no Hotmail specific browser extensions to facilitate direct uploading of emails and attachments to your Dropbox account. But that doesn't mean that you can't use Hotmail for sending files to your favorite cloud storage service. Here're two of the best solutions available for Hotmail users.
Using Dropbox with Yahoo! MailMy first email program I used on web was none other than Yahoo! Mail. I still use it sometimes for keeping in touch with my old pals. If you're using this popular email service, you can integrate Dropbox very easily directly within its dashboard. Make sure you're either using Google Chrome or Firefox to take advantage of these solutions. These extensions and scripts won't work with Internet Explorer.
Before you start using these solutions, you must ensure that you're downloading these extensions and scripts from trusted sources. Keep all these extensions and scripts updated to the latest version to avoid any conflict with the existing API library. Do not install or activate these methods on a shared computer as it may allow other users to access your email accounts.