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Attach Dropbox Files Into Rackspace Webmail With A Single Click


Later this week, we’re releasing a new feature that allows you to easily attach files directly from your Dropbox into Rackspace Webmail. This means that after a quick “account sync,” all of your Dropbox files are just a click away. And since your recipient is downloading the file from Dropbox, you can send attachments of virtually any size – no need to sweat the (already generous :)) 50MB Rackspace size limit.

In case you don’t know, Dropbox is one of the world’s premier file storage and sharing platforms. In their own words:

Dropbox is a home for all your photos, docs, videos, and files. Anything you add to Dropbox will automatically show up on all your computers, phones and even the Dropbox website — so you can access your stuff from anywhere.”

With a user base of more than 300 million users – many of them Rackspace Webmail users – integrating with Dropbox was a no-brainer. We really think the usefulness and simplicity of this feature is going to make a ton of our customers really happy.

Rackspace and Dropbox are excited to have worked together to bring Webmail users this useful new feature. Dan Levine works on the Dropbox platform, and said about the integration: “At Dropbox, we aim to simplify people’s lives and help them be more productive. A big part of that is enabling integrations with the services our customers already use to get work done, like Rackspace. With this integration, Rackspace Webmail’s 4 million business users can now easily attach files from Dropbox to their emails, no matter how large the file is or what device it’s on.”

How does it work?

1) In Rackspace Webmail, you’ll now see a Dropbox icon in your compose toolbar. Click it to attach files from Dropbox to your email message.

2) After your initial sign-in, you will automatically be logged in to Dropbox – and stay that way for as long as your primary Dropbox session lasts.

3) The file you choose will be embedded in your email message as a link – ready for download by its recipient.

Dropbox and the Dropbox logo are trademarks of Dropbox, Inc.

About the Author

This is a post written and contributed by Manny DeJesus.

Manny DeJesus manages our Rackspace Email & Webmail business. He's a seven-year Racker and is located in the Blacksburg, Va. office.

  • Paul Smith

    Great new feature. Already used it and works well. No more uploading attachments that are already in dropbox or bounched emails from attachments that are too big. Great – thanks.

    • Manny DeJesus

      Thanks! Enjoy

  • Davis

    I have one question, if the receiving party does not have Dropbox or they are on Windows XP or some other outmoded OS will they be able to see the would-have-been-attachment? In other words how tech backwards compatible / capable is this option?

    • Manny DeJesus

      Hey Davis-
      The recipient doesn’t need a Dropbox account to view/download the file. And as far as backwards compatibility, anyone with a web connection, and an HTML-friendly browser should be ok.

  • Chris Baldwin

    This looks like a great feature to send large files! Well done guys!

  • Ian Lewis

    Hi, can you restrict the files that can be attached? Our rackspace email is shared by several users but my Dropbox account includes personal files so I’d only want certain folders accessible via Rackspace…

  • Lamont

    Can this integrate with Outlook, Mac Mail or Outlook Web Mail? Or is only the rack space web mail?

    • Matthew Vanderende

      I have an exchange service and it doesn’t look like it’s available.

      Same goes for their chat feature. And where’s Rackspace to answer these?

  • billboebel

    Nicely done

  • Matt Miciula

    Really glad I found this. We use Dropbox all the time. Great work Rackspace!

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