Get 1 GB of free Dropbox space with the Mailbox app

Martin Brinkmann
Apr 26, 2014
Updated • Apr 26, 2014

If you are using a free Dropbox account you know that you can increase the meager starting storage through various activities such as referring other users, enabling features such as Camera Uploads, or installing the Dropbox mobile application on your mobile phone or device of choice.

Dropbox launched the Maibox application for Android recently, and while it did not offer any storage bonus at the time of launch, it appears that the company decided to award users who link the Mailbox app to the Dropbox account with 1 Gigabyte of extra space.

If you have been using the Mailbox iOS application you know that this was the case there for some time now. What this means in effect is that you will get 1 GB of Dropbox space if you install the Mailbox app on iOS or Android, and link it to your Dropbox account in the process.

Please note that enabling Camera Uploads will get you 5 GB of storage space currently, at least when you do so on Android devices.

To check how much space you have earned so far, load the following page in your web browser of choice:

dropbox extra space mailbox

Here you find all storage space rewards listed that you have earned in the past.

Let me show you how to earn the extra Gigabyte on Android

  1. The first thing you need to do is head over to the Google Play store and install the Mailbox app from there. You can alternatively use the Play store application if it is installed on your device to do the same. Note that it is compatible with Android 4.0.3 and newer only.
  2. You are automatically asked to add a Gmail account to Mailbox by entering your Google login name and password, and allowing the app access to the account.
  3. Once done, you may link the app to Dropbox which gets you the 1 GB of storage space.

You can unlink the application again once Dropbox lists the 1GB of extra storage on its account page. You may do so on the Account Permissions page of your Google account. Just click on this link to open it right away, or open the Google website manually, click on your account picture at the top, select account, then Security, and on that page view all under account permissions.

mailbox google account access

Note that it is not enough to uninstall the app on your mobile device, as the permissions remain unless you revoke access.

One Gigabyte of extra storage space may not look like much, but if you consider that you start with 2 Gigabyte on Dropbox, it may add up to 50% additional storage space to your account.

Get 1 GB of extra storage space on Dropbox with the Mailbox app
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Get 1 GB of extra storage space on Dropbox with the Mailbox app
If you install the Mailbox application on your mobile phone and link it to Dropbox, you get 1 Gigabyte of extra space.

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  1. ilev said on August 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Doesn’t Windows 8 know that www. or http:// are passe ?

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on August 4, 2012 at 7:57 pm

      Well it is a bit difficulty to distinguish between domains and files for instance.

    2. Leonidas Burton said on September 4, 2023 at 4:51 am

      I know a service made by google that is similar to Google bookmarks.

  2. VioletMoon said on August 16, 2023 at 5:26 pm

    @Ashwin–Thankful you delighted my comment; who knows how many “gamers” would have disagreed!

  3. Karl said on August 17, 2023 at 10:36 pm


    The comments section under this very article (3 comments) is identical to the comments section found under the following article:

    Not sure what the issue is, but have seen this issue under some other articles recently but did not report it back then.

  4. Anonymous said on August 25, 2023 at 11:44 am

    Omg a badge!!!
    Some tangible reward lmao.

    It sucks that redditors are going to love the fuck out of it too.

  5. Scroogled said on August 25, 2023 at 10:57 pm

    With the cloud, there is no such thing as unlimited storage or privacy. Stop relying on these tech scums. Purchase your own hardware and develop your own solutions.

    1. lollmaoeven said on August 27, 2023 at 6:24 am

      This is a certified reddit cringe moment. Hilarious how the article’s author tries to dress it up like it’s anything more than a png for doing the reddit corporation’s moderation work for free (or for bribes from companies and political groups)

  6. El Duderino said on August 25, 2023 at 11:14 pm

    Almost al unlmited services have a real limit.

    And this comment is written on the dropbox article from August 25, 2023.

  7. John G. said on August 26, 2023 at 1:29 am

    First comment > @ilev said on August 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    For the God’s sake, fix the comments soon please! :[

  8. Kalmly said on August 26, 2023 at 4:42 pm

    Yes. Please. Fix the comments.

  9. Kim Schmidt said on September 3, 2023 at 3:42 pm

    With Google Chrome, it’s only been 1,500 for some time now.

    Anyone who wants to force me in such a way into buying something that I can get elsewhere for free will certainly never see a single dime from my side. I don’t even know how stupid their marketing department is to impose these limits on users instead of offering a valuable product to the paying faction. But they don’t. Even if you pay, you get something that is also available for free elsewhere.

    The algorithm has also become less and less savvy in terms of e.g. English/German translations. It used to be that the bot could sort of sense what you were trying to say and put it into different colloquialisms, which was even fun because it was like, “I know what you’re trying to say here, how about…” Now it’s in parts too stupid to translate the simplest sentences correctly, and the suggestions it makes are at times as moronic as those made by Google Translations.

    If this is a deep-learning AI that learns from users’ translations and the phrases they choose most often – which, by the way, is a valuable, moneys worthwhile contribution of every free user to this project: They invest their time and texts, thereby providing the necessary data for the AI to do the thing as nicely as they brag about it in the first place – alas, the more unprofessional users discovered the translator, the worse the language of this deep-learning bot has become, the greater the aggregate of linguistically illiterate users has become, and the worse the language of this deep-learning bot has become, as it now learns the drivel of every Tom, Dick and Harry out there, which is why I now get their Mickey Mouse language as suggestions: the inane language of people who can barely spell the alphabet, it seems.

    And as a thank you for our time and effort in helping them and their AI learn, they’ve lowered the limit from what was once 5,000 to now 1,500…? A big “fuck off” from here for that! Not a brass farthing from me for this attitude and behaviour, not in a hundred years.

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