The DropOff Service lets you exchange files solely with the intended recipient, and is run on computers at the University.
It can be used by:
People often exchange files by sending them to the recipient as an email attachment. However, this is not appropriate if the file exceeds the maximum attachment size or, for contractual reasons, cannot have its content stored on an external system such as the University’s Google Mail service.
The DropOff service is a useful solution to this as:
The About DropOff link at the foot of every page on the website gives information about the service and how to use it.
Go to https://dropoff.york.ac.uk/ and log in with your University username and password.
Select to either:
After the files have been uploaded into the DropOff Service, a notification email is sent to the intended recipient telling them the files are ready to collect, along with instructions on how to pick them up from the service.
Each set of files will be available for collection for up to 14 days.
If you know an external person is to send you some files you can simplify the process for them by logging in to the service and using the Request a Drop-off button. This will send the other person a pre-authorised invitation to upload their files; without this they will first need to complete some steps to prove they are a person and that they own their email address.
Please note: Although this service provides a secure way to transfer standard files between users, if your data is sensitive, you should still consider encrypting the file or adding a digital signature as appropriate.