How To Save Email Attachment From Outlook To Dropbox With Microsoft Flow

This article helps you to learn how to create a Flow between the Outlook attachment to Dropbox.

Microsoft Flow

Microsoft Flow is a cloud-based service. It allows us to react to an event in one and do something with the data from that event into another service. It makes it practical and simple for line-of-business. The users can build workflows that automatically do some business tasks and processes across applications and services.

It helps us to monitor all our Workflow with the help of a great Cloud solution called “Microsoft Flow”.

Before reading this article, please go through some important article links, mentioned below.

Connect outlook attachment and Dropbox

Here, we can save Email attachments from Outlook to Dropbox automatically.

Outlook

Microsoft Outlook is a personal information manager from Microsoft, available as a part of the Microsoft Office suite. Although often used mainly as an email application, it also includes a calendar, task manager, contact manager, note taking, journal, and web browsing. Login here

Dropbox

Dropbox is a file hosting service operated by American company Dropbox, Inc. Dropbox creates a special folder on the user's computer, the contents of which are then synchronized to Dropbox's servers and to other computers and devices that the user has installed Dropbox on, keeping the same files up-to-date on all devices. Login here

Why we save Email Attachment from Outlook to Dropbox

Attachments are a pain, especially when there are multiple files attached. Tired of searching through your emails for attachments? You have to manage all the attachments in common place to reduce our stress. For that, Microsoft Flow introduce the Flow that save your outlook attachments to Dropbox. As soon as we receive your email, your attachments will automatically appear in your Attachments folder.

It stores them all in one place for easy access. This flow will store all the attachments you receive in your Outlook.com inbox to a specific folder in Dropbox.

How to Create a Microsoft Flow for save Email Attachment from Outlook to Dropbox

Here, we can connect Outlook and Dropbox.

Prerequisites

  • Microsoft Account – Corporate ID.
  • Outlook Account.
  • Dropbox Account.

Follow the below steps to build a Flow using template.

Step 1

Login to www.flow.microsoft.com

 

Here the dashboard,
 

Step 2

i. Choose the Templates from the menu bar

 

ii. Search Outlook to Dropbox in the Search bar and choose Save Email attachments from Outlook.com to Dropbox Templates.

 

iii. Now, Click on the Use this template

 

Step 3

Configure by signing in to Dropbox

 

Step 4

Sign into Dropbox &and we  will give it permission to access our accounts

 

Step 5

i. Next, we sign into Outlook

 

ii. We give it permission to access our accounts

 

Now, both are configured, and choose create flow

 

Step 6

Next, we configure Outlook.com and Dropbox

i. Choose Inbox from outlook and create file scope attachment from dropbox. Then, Click save Flow

ii. The Flow is created

 

Output

Send a Email with attachment to outlook mail ID

 

Now, the mail is received in Outlook with attachment

 

Attachment is saved into the Dropbox in the specific folder (attachments)

 

Open the Attachment

 

Summary

I hope, you understood how to save the email attachments from Outlook.com to Dropbox automatically and how to run it. Stay tuned for more Flow articles.