How To Get More Free Dropbox Storage With Your School Email Address [News]

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Millions of us use the free in-the-cloud, file sharing and syncing service Dropbox who allow you to increase your free storage by using their referral system. When you get someone else to sign up for a Dropbox account, you get an extra 250MB of additional space.

But now if you’re a student or educator with a .edu email address, you can get double the credits for referrals. That’s 500MB per friend you invite. With enough Dropbox space, you can nearly replace the local documents folder on your computer with your Dropbox account, which means accessing your content from any online computer.

Dropbox is a great tool for students who work between two or more computers. Plus, the file sharing features of Dropbox are useful for group projects in school.

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To get more storage, you simply need to verify your .edu email address. Once your address is verified, your current Dropbox account storage will be doubled; for example, from 2GB of existing Dropbox space to 4GB after your .edu account is verified.

When you refer a friend and he or she actually signs up for a Dropbox account, your storage space will be doubled again. You can get up to 8GB of free space using the referral process.

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If you don’t already have a Dropbox account, go here to get started. After you’re signed up, log into your account and link into the referral process to invite your friends, using their email, and/or your Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Source: How-To Geek

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Comments (8)
  • Jack Cola

    I wouldn’t call this news. DropBox has been like this for a while.

    I have 7.8GB space on my DropBox account.

    EDIT: And this isn’t using .edu referrals. I didn’t want to use .edu referrals because when I looked into it, you have to change your main email address, and can’t just add one on.

  • Anonymous

    If you are already a dropbox member, your storage doesn’t double on changing your email address to .edu address.

    • Ray T

      It’s unfortunate that this article says so:

      “To get more storage, you simply need to verify your .edu email address.
      Once your address is verified, your current Dropbox account storage
      will be doubled; for example, from 2GB of existing Dropbox space to 4GB
      after your .edu account is verified.”

    • Bakari

      hewholived, thanks for that clarification. I’m not a student, so I didn’t know that.

  • Ray T

    After verifying your .edu address how long does it take for the storage to double?

    • Bakari

      Ray T, it doesn’t say how long on the site. I’m not a student, so I can’t verify that information. I assume that Dropbox will send an email to your .edu account and once you respond to it, your account will get updated. So just give it a try and see what happens.

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