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Hi All,


New to Geeks to Go and I'm not super tech savvy.

Often I use Dropbox within my business to share documents.


I'm about to launch a marketing campaign in the next two weeks and I don't know the best way to go about getting the information to our potential customers.


I don't really want to attach documents to my emails but would like something along the following lines but don't know how or where to start.


Capabilities Requirements


1) The ability to upload documents

2) To have a link within an email that the potential client can click on to download the documents e.g.: Click here to download Suppliers documents

3) The ability to track who is looking at the documents (I don't want to have read receipts on my emails as it can be a little confronting)


I'm sure there is something out there I'm just not sure where to look, any assistance would be much appreciated.


Thank you in advance



Edited by AUSTNTS, 19 April 2016 - 05:11 AM.

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Welcome to Geeks to Go AUSTNTS! :D


1 & 2) You can use Dropbox to host your downloads, and post a hyperlink in your email:

<a href="http://www.dropbox.com/yoururl">click here to download</a>

A better option that looks more professional would be to use FTP to upload your download to a server -- if you own a domain name and hosting account. Especially, if that domain name will be sending the email.


3) To track you'll want to send using a 3rd party email server. A couple of popular ones are Mailchimp and Constant Contact. They will give you reports on the number of emails opened, and links clicked, etc. Without email read receipts.


If you want to share more rich media, and allow better tracking and reporting of client interaction, you can use a cloud service like SkyBlue

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