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External Users: The Basics

How can I use DropBox?

  • Securely send and receive sensitive files with Cornell University staff, faculty, and students who have granted you access. Email is an insecure transit method.
  • Send very large files without filling up an email box.

Differences between Cornell users and External users:

  • External users do not have a Cornell NetID.
  • External users must utilize a Login PIN sent to their email address by DropBox each time they login.
  • External users can only send to Cornell users who have added them as an external users on their whitelist.
  • External users cannot add other external users.
  • When sending and receiving files, external users must enter the password the Cornell user established with them.

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