Email Upload to Box Folders

“I need my students to submit a video project.”

“I am working with someone who doesn’t have a Box account, can they upload files?”

Have you asked any of the above questions?

We may be able to help with a Quick Tip from IT:  Box Email Uploads

You can set up a Box folder to allow people to upload files via email.

  • From Box (web version), select a folder (or create a new one), click on the three dots menu and select Settings.
  • Scroll down to Uploading and check the Box for Allow upload to this folder via email

  • Box will provide an email address which you can copy and share with people who you want to send files to you.
  • When an email gets sent to this address, it will extract the attachment on that email and upload it to that Box folder.
    • The uploaded file does not record the sender’s email address, so the file will need to be named in such a way so that the recipient can identity what it is and who it’s from—for Example:  JessicasEssayonEconomics.docx

For information on how to log into Box on the web, please visit our web page:

If you’d like to learn more about Box and additional features, reach out to our Help Desk at [email protected] or 909-607-3065.

More quick tips in the weeks to come.


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