As a workaround for sendtodropbox.com, you can use the following to send reports to your Dropbox and have it update in Grow.

Step 1: Set up Dropbox

First, set up a Dropbox account, if you have not already. You will need to create a folder for your automated emails in Dropbox. Go ahead and name this however you want; just make sure that you will remember it later.

Step 2: Set Up a Zap Trigger

Next, set up a Zapier account. The free Zapier account option will let you create up to five Zaps with up to two steps---a trigger and an action. (A Zap is the connection between various apps.) In this case, we will set up Email by Zapier as the trigger and Dropbox as the action.

In order to do this, click on the Make a Zap button at the top of the page. For the trigger app, search for Email by Zapier. The trigger will be automatically selected for you--New Inbound Email. Go ahead and press the blue Save + Continue button.

The next page will require you to create a Zapier email address. When you get reports, this is the address that you'll send them to. 

After you enter a custom email, you can click "Continue."

Next, you'll go ahead and send an email with the report attachment to your new Zapier email address.  When you've done that, click "OK, I did this." 

Zapier will double check that the email was sent.

Step 3: Set Up a Zap Action

After testing the email, Zapier will have you connect another app as your action app. Use the search bar at the top to find and select Dropbox. 

For the Dropbox Action, select Upload File and press Save + Continue at the bottom of the page.

On the next page, press the Connect an Account button and connect your Dropbox account. Once you've done that, press Save + Continue.

The next page will show you some options for Dropbox. Fill out the fields as follows:

  • Folder: Select the folder that you created for your report. NOTE: This folder should only ever have one file.
  • File: Click the button on the right side of the field and choose Attachment.
  • Overwrite: Select Yes from the dropdown list.
  • Specify File Name: Enter the name of your file, if it is not automatically filled in.
  • Specify File Extension: Enter the extension of the attachment. (.csv, .xls, .xlsx)

You can use the image below to make sure that you have filled out the fields correctly.

When you are done, click "Continue." Go ahead and name your Zap and turn it on.

And that's it! Log into your Grow account and connect your Dropbox account. Every time you send an email to your Zapier email address, the attached document will be updated in Dropbox.

Have any questions? Email us at support@grow.com or chat in on the site.

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