Add a Dropbox file to your campaign

Dropbox is a cloud platform used for secure file sharing and document storage. With this integration, you can send important files to your contacts using campaigns and automation emails.

This is a great alternative to attaching files as it will help you avoid spam filters, prevent slow deliverability times, and will allow you to track which contacts clicked the download link to your file.

This integration is easy to set up and all you need is a Dropbox account. If you don’t already have one, you can create one here.

How to add a Dropbox file link to your campaign

Note that this integration will insert a link to the file you choose. The text that appears is the name of the file. If you want to link out to your file from different text, see How to hyperlink a DropBox file

  1. In your campaign or automation email, click on the area where you wish to add your file.
  2. Click “Personalize” from the modal toolbar and select “Dropbox” from the left menu. Click “Dropbox.”
  3. Enter your username and password for your Dropbox account in the modal box, or click the option to create an account if you don’t already have one.
  4. Select the file you wish to share with your audience then click the “Choose” button.

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Dropbox will insert a link to your file. It will look something like this: 

Getting%20Started.pdf?dl=0

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How to hyperlink a Dropbox file 

If you don't want to display the Dropbox file name in your email, you can hyperlink the file to any call to action text of your choice. To do so:

  1. Click the Dropbox link in your email.
  2. The modal toolbar will appear. Click the link icon.
  3. A modal window will appear. Cut or copy the Dropbox link. Click "OK."
  4. Locate the text you want to hyperlink and highlight it.
  5. The modal toolbar will appear. Click the link icon.
  6. Paste the Dropbox link into the field provided. 
  7. Click "OK."
  8. Delete the file name from the email copy. 
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