How To Save Email Attachment From Outlook To Dropbox With Microsoft Flow

Microsoft Flow

Microsoft Flow is a cloud-based service. It allows us to react to an event in one and do something with the data from that event into another service. It makes it practical and simple for line-of-business. The users can build workflows that automatically do some business tasks and processes across applications and services.

It helps us to monitor all our Workflow with the help of a great Cloud solution called “Microsoft Flow”.

Before reading this article, please go through some important article links, mentioned below.

Connect outlook attachment and Dropbox

Here, we can save Email attachments from Outlook to Dropbox automatically.


Microsoft Outlook is a personal information manager from Microsoft, available as a part of the Microsoft Office suite. Although often used mainly as an email application, it also includes a calendar, task manager, contact manager, note taking, journal, and web browsing. Login here


Dropbox is a file hosting service operated by American company Dropbox, Inc. Dropbox creates a special folder on the user's computer, the contents of which are then synchronized to Dropbox's servers and to other computers and devices that the user has installed Dropbox on, keeping the same files up-to-date on all devices. Login here

Why we save Email Attachment from Outlook to Dropbox

Attachments are a pain, especially when there are multiple files attached. Tired of searching through your emails for attachments? You have to manage all the attachments in common place to reduce our stress. For that, Microsoft Flow introduce the Flow that save your outlook attachments to Dropbox. As soon as we receive your email, your attachments will automatically appear in your Attachments folder.

It stores them all in one place for easy access. This flow will store all the attachments you receive in your inbox to a specific folder in Dropbox.

How to Create a Microsoft Flow for save Email Attachment from Outlook to Dropbox

Here, we can connect Outlook and Dropbox.


  • Microsoft Account – Corporate ID.
  • Outlook Account.
  • Dropbox Account.

Follow the below steps to build a Flow using template.

Step 1

Login to


Here the dashboard,

Step 2

i. Choose the Templates from the menu bar


ii. Search Outlook to Dropbox in the Search bar and choose Save Email attachments from to Dropbox Templates.


iii. Now, Click on the Use this template


Step 3

Configure by signing in to Dropbox


Step 4

Sign into Dropbox &and we  will give it permission to access our accounts


Step 5

i. Next, we sign into Outlook


ii. We give it permission to access our accounts


Now, both are configured, and choose create flow


Step 6

Next, we configure and Dropbox

i. Choose Inbox from outlook and create file scope attachment from dropbox. Then, Click save Flow

ii. The Flow is created



Send a Email with attachment to outlook mail ID


Now, the mail is received in Outlook with attachment


Attachment is saved into the Dropbox in the specific folder (attachments)


Open the Attachment



I hope, you understood how to save the email attachments from to Dropbox automatically and how to run it. Stay tuned for more Flow articles.

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