Yahoo! Mail + Dropbox

Posted by Joshua Jenkins on April 02, 2013

Email attachments can be tricky: they’ve got file size limits, you can’t keep them updated, and when you add people to a thread, attachments are the first to get left behind.

The Yahoo! Mail team decided to fix this—by integrating with Dropbox!  Starting later today, if you’re using a Yahoo! Mail account in English, French, German, Italian, or Spanish, you’ll be able to access your Dropbox from right inside your inbox.  You can add stuff from Dropbox to any email message and save attachments back to Dropbox, too.

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Since this integration is Dropbox-powered, you can even send that big album of vacation pics without worrying about the 25 MB file limit. Plus, it’s easy to save any photo, video, or doc in your Yahoo! Mail straight to your Dropbox, where you can get to it from anywhere.

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Head over to the Yahoo! Mail blog to learn more and then check it out for yourself!

 

 

28 Comments to Yahoo! Mail + Dropbox

Lala Shourav Das
April 2, 2013

Gmail gets google drive, Outlook gets SkyDrive and Yahoo Mail gets Dropbox. Dropbox is a winner but I really don’t like to switch to Yahoo once again.

Joshua
April 2, 2013

This is the rise of Yahoo! once more!

Andreas Grauel
April 2, 2013

Nobody has to switch to Yahoo. There a plenty of mail clients like sparrow that support dropbox with any mail account you like to use.

Lala Shourav Das
April 2, 2013

I’ll try. Thanks!

Dan
April 2, 2013

It’s never going to happen officially, but I’d really like to see Dropbox get integrated into Gmail. Maybe a Chrome extension could make it happen…

Kevin Gibbon
April 2, 2013

Congrats Yahoo! and Dropbox! Looks like a great integration. Very similar to what Attachments.me has done for gmail to Dropbox.

Idon't Know
April 2, 2013

Thats pretty delusional.

David Nelson
April 2, 2013

While it may look similar to what Sparrow does, this is a different use case.

When you attach a file via Sparrow’s Dropbox integration, Sparrow grabs the
file from your local drive, uploads it to Dropbox, and then a link is included in your message. It does not reference what is already in your Dropbox account, and using Sparrow at all makes the assumption that you’re actually on your own computer with the program installed, and all of your files accessible on the local disk.

Yahoo!’s approach intends for you to dip into your existing Dropbox files via their webmail interface. It doesn’t matter which computer you’re on or what files you have with you, as long as they reside in Dropbox.

Both have merit but they are very different in terms of how Dropbox is utilized.

Graydon Vogt
April 2, 2013

Yahoo mail is terrible even with Dropbox.. I LOVE dropbox and gladly pay for it. I will never switch back to Yahoo..

TOny
April 2, 2013

Where is a Dropbox official app for Windows Phone 7/8?

Thil29
April 2, 2013

This sounds pretty good, I use both Dropbox and yahoo so this should play out quite nicely for me.

RB
April 2, 2013

Chrome extension ‘Attachments.me’ does exactly the same for Gmail.

zerogrados
April 2, 2013

excelente sinergia de dos colosos de la internet, creo q es excelente ¡¡

Mike
April 2, 2013

Pretty sure this is a lead gen opportunity of Dropbox to reach new customers that have never heard of the brand before.

Brian
April 2, 2013

I use Yahoo with a verizon.net email address and don’t see Dropbox integration. Will this be coming to the Verizon Yahoo email portal?

Smash-It Sidus
April 2, 2013

Oh, what a relief. Some overenthusiastic headlines made me think that Yahoo! had _bought_ _out_ Dropbox. That would have been a real man-the-lifeboats moment, given that acquiring and destroying web services is pretty much the only thing Yahoo! does these days.

fenomalist
April 2, 2013

This is the best thing to happen to Yahoo! since Marissa. Wish it was on Gmail.

Tanmoy
April 2, 2013

Dropbox is a cloud giant now. So it’s definitely good for Yahoo, not sure about Dropbox.

Abhijeet
April 2, 2013

Why with Yahoo? I would love dropbox being integrated with Gmail. It will be a perfect couple!

Mr.Frisky
April 2, 2013

Dropbox: Just love it every day.
Yahoo! Rubbish. Don’t move to it, even for dropbox.

Márcio J. Lacerda
April 3, 2013

What about people using Yahoo mail in portuguese? :(

sea
April 3, 2013

@spyluv:disqus – U r correct even i dont like to switch yahoo again, But@Lala Shourav Das @Dropbox why cant with google or Zoho ???

Umer Rock
April 3, 2013

Seems good, i love to use cloud system and i am yahoo mailer now i can sync files easily. Thank you for this update i shred your update with my blog. here : http://technozan.com/add-attachment-dropbox-to-yahoo

Saksham Gumber
April 3, 2013

I use Yahoo! and am very happy to know they’re using dropbox. It’s the best service out there.

facebook-1019411856
April 3, 2013

I wouldn’t switch back to Yahoo just for this. I don’t think Google would allow this for Gmail

Seb
April 3, 2013

Yes!!! Thanks

Technoideas
April 4, 2013

How To Save and Share your datas on dropbox using yahoomail.check this video

http://youtu.be/6mUKe3HSm0A

Eduardo Bergavera
April 4, 2013

There are both technical and corporate reasons why Gmail and Dropbox native integration can’t be realized. There is Google Drive that offers 5GB for regular Gmail users and 25GB for Google Apps customers. Google has provided a Google Drive App (https://www.google.com/intl/en_US/drive/start/download.html) that synchronizes your local files with the cloud. Furthermore, do you think Gmail + Dropbox integration could likely turn the heads of other cloud storage providers into integrating their app to various email services?