Creating a web upload inbox

Learn the steps to create a simple web upload inbox with Couchdrop


Web upload inboxes are the most popular type of inboxes in Couchdrop. 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 an upload link that can be shared with external parties in a secure way.


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

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. Enable the Web Inbox for uploads by toggling the Enabled checkbox

  6. If you want to collect metadata with the uploads, you can configure this at this step.

  7. Click Save and Continue and skip over the Email Inbox step

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

Now you will see your newly created Inbox. Copy the web url field by clicking Web Link and test it.

Last updated