Traditionally, it has been difficult--if not impossible--to send large files to others through e-mail. The UD Dropbox offers an alternate solution through which you can exchange files with others, whether they have a UDelNet ID or not.
The drop box is located at http://www.udel.edu/dropbox, and the initial window looks like the one below:
You can use the dropbox in one of two ways:
Once you are at the dropbox window, if you have a University of Delaware ID, log in to access your options. If you are an outside person using the dropbox, you may either drop off a file for a University member or pick up one that has been left for you.
A faster way to pick up a file is to click Drop-offs for Me. As in the window below, you will see a list of all the files that have been left for you. In the box, click the Claim ID for the file you wish to pick up. When the file details appear, click the filename to download the file.
Note: If you do not have a UDelNet ID, you can only drop off a file for someone with a UDelNet ID. UDelNet ID holders who wish to drop off a file for someone outside the University must log in to the dropbox to do so.
To drop off
(upload) a file for a University of
Delaware user, click Drop-off in
the initial window. You will see a
window like the one below. Complete the
required boxes. If you wish to drop
off the file for more than one
and fill in the boxes with that
person's information. If you wish to
drop off more than one
file, fill in the boxes that
appear after you have specified the
first file. Click Drop-off the
If you are dropping off large files or are using a slow network connection (e.g., dial-up), dropping off the files will take a long time. After the file has successfully been uploaded to the Dropbox, you will receive a message that the file was successfully uploaded and notification of the Drop-off was sent to the recipient. The message also contains a record of the claim id and passcode that have been sent to enable the recipient to pick up the file.
To pick up
(download) a file left for you by a UD
user, click Pick-up in
the initial window. Type the Claim ID
and Passcode contained in the message
you received to notify you that you had
a file waiting then click Pick-up the
File(s) to download the