Yahoo Mail – How To Link Dropbox For Larger Attachments

This article explains how to link your Yahoo Mail and Dropbox accounts so that you can send (and save) larger attachments.

While Yahoo Mail does not have its own cloud-service, unlike Gmail (Drive) and (OneDrive), Yahoo have partnered with Dropbox to offer larger attachments and seamless integration. Dropbox is a cloud-based storage service.

Dropbox integration within Yahoo now enables you to attach files from Dropbox (without having to sign in to Dropbox). This augments the typical 25MB attachment limit to 150MB (provided you have uploaded the file to Dropbox in advance). It is also possible to save your attachments from Yahoo Mail to the Dropbox cloud.

When enabled, Yahoo Mail will log you in to Dropbox automatically. However, this will only happen when using Yahoo Mail – not when using other services.

The only thing you need to do to enable this functionality is to ‘link’ your Yahoo Mail and Dropbox accounts.

How To Link Your Yahoo Mail And Dropbox Accounts

  • First off, log in to Yahoo Mail and click the Compose button to send a new email.
  • Click the small chevron beside the attachment symbol (this is found next to the Send button at the bottom left of the compose window. Select Share from Dropbox from the drop down menu.
  • Click the OK button to agree to share your email address with Dropbox.
  • Then simply sign in to your Dropbox account, or create a new account if you don’t yet have one.
  • Finally, click Link account to make the connection.
  • You will be given access to your Dropbox from where you can select files to attach. Done!

Be aware that, although you link your accounts through the Yahoo Mail interface, you can unlink them through the Dropbox interface. To do so, sign in to your Dropbox account and select the My Apps tab.

I hope this post helps you to integrate Dropbox in your Yahoo Mail account.

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