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 +====== Welcome to DropBox at Olin College! ======
 +===== What is DropBox? =====
 +DropBox is a way that you can share large files, which are typically too large to send via e-mail, with users both inside and 
 +outside of Olin College. It is intended to be a more user-friendly replacement for traditional FTP services. ​
  
 +===== Who can I Share Files With? =====
 +If you are a member of the Olin community, you may share files with people outside of Olin. If you wish to share files with 
 +other Olin users, please use the Sandbox and/or Public file shares. DropBox does not support intra-Olin file sharing at this 
 +time.
 +If you are an outside user, you may share files with Olin users only. 
 +
 +===== Getting Started =====
 +DropBox is available at http://​dropbox.olin.edu. ​
 +If you are a member of the Olin community and want to share files with someone outside of Olin, you can log in to the 
 +community site using your network credentials by selecting **I am a member of the Olin community and want to send files 
 +to someone outside Olin**. ​
 +If you are not a member of the Olin community and want to share files with someone who is, visit the external site by 
 +selecting **I am an outside user and want to send files to someone with Olin,** and then click on the **Sign Up** button in the 
 +toolbar to create your accout. If you have any difficulty with the anti-spam verification area, you may press the refresh icon 
 +( ) to receive a new pair of words. Once your account has been created, click on the **Login** button, also located in the 
 +toolbar. ​
 +If you created an account previously but do not remember your login password, click on the **Lost Details** button. ​
 +
 +===== The User Interface =====
 +The DropBox interface consists of several elements: ​
 +The toolbar Contains actions that are available from any page. 
 +The item pane
 +The largest area on the screen. Displays folders, uploaded files, ​
 +and actions that you may take on them. 
 +The views pane
 +The upper left pane. Changes the display of items in the item 
 +pane. The list view will hide folder actions, so be sure to switch to 
 +another view if you need to use them. 
 +The folders pane The lower left pane. Displays a hierarchical view of your folders. ​
 +
 +===== Uploading Files =====
 +To upload a file, click on **Upload Files** in the toolbar. To specify a file to upload, click on one of the **Browse...** buttons ​
 +and then select the file on your computer. You can upload up to 5 separate files at once. 
 +When you are ready to upload, click on **Upload**. A new window will open while your upload is in progress. The window ​
 +will automatically close after your upload has completed successfully and your file(s) have been scanned for viruses. ​
 +Unfortunately,​ DropBox cannot provide an upload progress bar at this time. 
 +Please note that there is a 500 MB per file upload limit. If the upload window never closes, or your upload never seems to 
 +complete, it is likely that your file is larger than the limit. ​
 +All uploaded files will be automatically removed after 7 calendar days.Information Technology
 +
 +===== Sending Files =====
 +When you send files to someone using DropBox, no files are ever sent through email. Instead, DropBox utilizes a 
 +mechanism known as FileMail. FileMail creates a unique, secure link to the file you wish to send, and then emails that link 
 +to the recipients of your choosing. All your recipients need to do is click on the link in the email they receive, and they can 
 +download the file using any standard web browser, with no account creation or login required. All FileMail links expire after 
 +a maximum of 3 days. 
 +To use FileMail, first locate the file you wish to send in the item pane and click on it. The item pane will display a list of 
 +actions you can take on that file. To send the file to someone, click on **FileMail**. ​
 +The fields listed on the FileMail form are: 
 +Expires in
 +The download link that your recipient receives will be 
 +available for this number of days, up to a maximum of 3. 
 +Remind Send an email reminder before the download link expires. ​
 +Create link only Create a download link, but do not email it to anyone. ​
 +Receive Download Notification ​
 +Email
 +When your file is downloaded, you will be sent an email 
 +notifying you. 
 +Email Address
 +The email address of the person you are sending your file to. 
 +You can specify multiple recipients by separating the 
 +addresses with commas. ​
 +Subject The subject of the email that will be sent. 
 +Message
 +Optional message text which will be sent along with the 
 +download link information. ​
 +If you a member of the Olin community, files may only be sent to addresses outside the olin.edu domain. Non-Olin users 
 +may send files to valid olin.edu addresses only. 
 +
 +===== Logging Out =====
 +To logout, click the **Logout** button in the toolbar, and then close all your browser windows. Make sure to explicitly log out 
 +of DropBox to avoid having your login credentials cached by your web browser. ​