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User Case: Can I Save Outlook Emails to Dropbox?

☞ "I am trying to figure out an easy way to save my Microsoft Outlook emails and folders to Dropbox. Is there an easy way to do it?"

☞ "Is it possible to somehow download my emails in Outlook and store them in some far away place like Dropbox?"

☞ "I’m looking for an easy (as few steps as possible) way to save individual emails to different folders on Dropbox. Is there a way to achieve it?"

Why Backup Outlook Emails to Dropbox?

Backing up your Outlook emails to Dropbox is a smart choice for safeguarding your valuable communication history and attachments. This process not only provides a backup in case of data loss but also allows you to access your emails from anywhere using Dropbox's cloud-based storage.

Outlook to Dropbox
Outlook to Dropbox

There are several reasons why backing up Outlook emails to Dropbox is a prudent decision:

  • Data Redundancy: Storing your emails on multiple platforms reduces the risk of losing important information.
  • Easy Accessibility: Dropbox enables you to access your emails from any device with an internet connection.
  • Safe and Secure: Dropbox's robust security measures ensure the confidentiality and integrity of your backed-up emails.

[3 Solutions] How to Save/Backup Outlook Emails to Google Drive

In this article, we're going to explore 3 effective solutions to backup your Outlook emails to Dropbox, ensuring the safety and accessibility of your crucial communication.

Solution 1: Save Attachments from Outlook to Dropbox with Dropbox for Outlook Add-in

The Dropbox for Outlook add-in is a valuable tool that bridges the gap between your Outlook account and Dropbox storage. It seamlessly integrates into your Outlook interface, allowing you to archive, transfer, and back up attachments directly to your Dropbox account. This integration streamlines the backup process, eliminating the need for manual downloads and uploads.

Part 1: Installing the Dropbox for Outlook Add-In

Step 1. Go to Dropbox for Outlook on the Microsoft AppSource site. Click "Get it now".

Step 2. Enter your Microsoft account credentials. Click "Continue". Then click "Add".

Step 3. Make sure the correct email account is selected. Then, click "Continue".

Step 4. You’ll be brought to your Outlook account. Click "Install". Then click "OK".

Part 2: Configure and use the Dropbox for Outlook integration

Once you or your admin install the integration, you’ll see Dropbox for Outlook available for use with your email account on supported email clients. To get started, simply click the Dropbox icon in the Outlook ribbon or email header to open the integration, then sign into your Dropbox account.

Sign in Dropbox
Sign in Dropbox

Part 3: Save an attachment to your Dropbox account

Step 1. When you receive an email with attachments or Dropbox shared links, click the Dropbox button in the Outlook ribbon or email header.

Step 2. Select the attachments you’d like to save to your Dropbox account.

Step 3. Choose a location in your Dropbox account to save the attachments.  

Save Outlook Attachments to Dropbox
Save Outlook Attachments to Dropbox

Solution 2: Save Attachments from Outlook to Dropbox using Power Automate

Power Automate is a game-changing tool that allows users to automate tasks across various applications and services. By defining triggers and actions, you can create workflows that eliminate repetitive manual steps. This not only saves time but also reduces the risk of errors associated with manual tasks.

Step 1. Preparing Your Tools

Before diving into the automation process, ensure you have an active Microsoft 365 subscription, a Dropbox account, and access to the Power Automate platform.

Step 2. Connecting Accounts to Power Automate Flow

Sign in to Microsoft 365, and search Outlook to Dropbox flow. Then connect your Outlook and Dropbox accounts to the flow.

Search Outlook to Dropbox Flow
Search Outlook to Dropbox Flow
Connect Outlook and Dropbox
Connect Outlook and Dropbox

Step 3. Configuring the Outlook to Dropbox Flow

Set up the flow according to your needs. In this process, you can set advanced options, such as filtering emails by sender, recipient, subject, etc.

Configure Outlook Attachments to Dropbox Flow
Configure Outlook Attachments to Dropbox Flow

Step 4. Testing Your Flow

Before fully implementing the automation, it's wise to run a test. Send yourself an email with an attachment to trigger the flow and ensure that the attachment is successfully saved to your Dropbox.

Step 5. Finalizing Your Automated Workflow

After successful testing, activate the flow to start automating the attachment-saving process. Sit back and watch as Power Automate efficiently handles this task for you.

Solution 3: Easily Backup Outlook Emails to Dropbox with Third-Party Tool

From the above content, it is not difficult to see that the above two methods can only save the attachments in Outlook to Dropbox. If you want to really backup the emails in Outlook to Dropbox along with the attachments, you need a professional email migration tool---MultCloud. This software is a powerful tool to back up Outlook emails and attachments to cloud services like Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, etc. in a few easy steps.

Compared with other email backup methods, this tool has the following advantages:

  • All Mail Migration: Multiple emails can be migrated to the cloud at the same time, such as saving Gmail emails to Dropbox.
  • Scheduled Migration: You can set the time to automatically transfer emails and attachments to the cloud account.
  • Easy Download: Easily download multiple emails to a computer or other storage devices.
  • Email Filtering: Multiple options for filtering emails such as date range, sender, recipient, etc.
  • PDF Converting: Support converting multiple Outlook emails to PDF with attachments directly.

Below are the detailed steps to backup Outlook emails to Dropbox.

Step 1. Sign up for a MultCloud account with your email, or log in directly with your Google or Facebook account.

Step 2. Click "Add Email" and select Outlook to give MultCloud access to your Outlook account.

Add Outlook
Add Outlook

Note: If you want to backup Outlook emails to Google Drive, just add your Google Drive account to MultCloud in advance.

Step 3. Click "Add Cloud" and select Dropbox to give MultCloud access to your Dropbox account.

Step 4. In the "Email Migration" page, select the emails and destinations respectively, and click "Migrate Now".

Backup Outlook Emails to Dropbox
Backup Outlook Emails to Dropbox

Step 5. To save attachments from Outlook to Dropbox, please enable the "Save Attachments" option in "Options".

Save Attachments
Save Attachments


  • You can also open your email account from MultCloud, select the email and select "Download" to save emails to a flash drive or another storage device.
  • If you need to regularly backup Outlook emails to Dropbox, you can set the specific time in "Schedule".


Backing up your Outlook emails to Dropbox is a proactive approach to data protection. By following the ways outlined in this guide, you can ensure that your important emails and attachments remain secure, easily accessible, and immune to potential data loss. Take control of your email data today and embrace the peace of mind that comes with a reliable backup solution.

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