Uploading Emails to Box Directly

You can easily upload files or send attachments to a specific Box folder by email when you enable the Allow uploads to this folder via email option. You can then forward email attachments or send files to the email address generated for that folder to upload your files. If you decide to forward email attachments to the folder, only the attachments will be uploaded, not the content of the message.

To enable this functionality:

  1. Right-click (or click the "...") on the folder that you would like to enable email uploads, and click Settings.

  2. On the Folder Settings page, under Uploading > Email Uploads, check the box next to "Allow uploads to this folder via email"

  1. A unique email address will be generated for the folder, and will be displayed below the checkbox fields. Send files to this address to upload them into the folder. You can copy this email address to your clipboard and enter it as a contact in your email address book, or simply paste it into the "to" line of an email with attachments.
  2. You can also enable settings for the email upload option that will Only allow uploads from collaborators in this folder, or automatically Overwrite same-name files when uploading by email or widget.

  3. Click Save Changes in the upper-right to apply your settings.


  • Upload via email only works for file attachments. Content in the body of an email will not be uploaded to Box.

  • The cumulative size of the attachments cannot exceed 80MB.

  • Both the folder owner and sender will receive a notification that files were uploaded successfully.

  • Collaborators will also receive a notification if upload notifications are enabled for the folder.



Article ID: 1318
Fri 7/19/19 6:00 PM
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