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IMAP by ZapierNew Email
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DropboxUpload File

If you need a way to safely archive your email attachments outside of your mailbox, this Zap may be right for you. Once you set it up to watch your IMAP email service, any attachments on new emails will be automatically copied into your Dropbox where they will be safely stored until you need to access them.

Note: in the absence of an attachment, this Zap can also store text from the email or anywhere else in a text file.

How It Works

  1. A new email is received
  2. Zapier automatically copies a file to Dropbox

What You Need

  • IMAP email account
  • Dropbox account

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New File in Folder

Triggers when a new file is added to a folder. Make sure the number of files/folders in the watched folder does not exceed 4000.

Create or Append to Text File

Adds a new line to an existing text file, or creates a file if it doesn't exist.

New Email

Triggers when you receive a new email.

Upload File

Upload an existing file or attachment not bigger than 100 MB.

New Folder

Triggers when a new folder is added. Make sure the number of files/folders in the watched folder does not exceed 4000.

Create Text File

Creates a brand new text file from plain text content you specify.

New Mailbox

Triggers when you add a new mailbox to your account.

Create Folder

Creates a brand new folder at the path you specify.

Create Shared Link

Creates a shared link for a file.

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IMAP stands for Internet message access protocol, which is a widely used protocol for e-mail retrieval available in Microsoft, Google and Yahoo! products among millions of mail servers worldwide. Check our SMTP service as well!

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