Creating a mail inbox

Learn how to create a mail inbox in Couchdrop


Mail inboxes are a very useful feature of Couchdrop. Mail Inboxes can be created by any user and can be mapped directly to a folder or cloud storage platform, either existing or new.

It's a simple process and at the end of it, you will have a unique email address that can be shared with clients or partners. When an email is sent to the email address in question, any included attachments will be uploaded to the folder specified in the inbox.


To setup an inbox, generally you will need the following:

  • Access to Couchdrop, with the appropriate user rights. Talk to your admin to get these.

  • A folder or details for a cloud storage drive and rights to manage it

  • A list of email addresses that Couchdrop should allow uploads from

How to create the Inbox

To create the inbox, follow the steps below:

  1. Login to Couchdrop and click Inboxes

  2. Click Create New Inbox. If you don't see this option, talk to your administrator.

  3. Provide a name for the inbox. This is simply so you can identify it.

  4. Select a location for files to arrive. This is the place where user delivered files will be located. You can choose an existing folder, or configure a new cloud storage connection here. Once you are done, click Save and Continue.

  5. Skip the the Web Inbox step and Enable the mailbox for uploads, by toggling the Enabled checkbox

  6. Configure the allowed senders. Wildcards are supported and you can include as many addresses as you like by using a comma.

  7. Click Save and Continue

  8. Choose an expiry. This is an optional step.

Now you will see your newly created Inbox. Copy the email address by clicking Email.

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