Is MailDrop already working?

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  1. lancastor macrumors 6502a

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    I have tried to send a big file via Mail using the new intruded MailDrop feature. But Mail quits with an error message.

    Has someone successfully sent a file using MailDrop?
     
  2. u1725 macrumors member

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    I've only tried it once but it seemed to work very well for me.
    When you try to attach file that is too large it asks you if you want to use MailDrop. When you click send it uploads the file and generates a URL for the file that is pasted in the bottom of the email.
    Looking at the URL it seems to upload the file to an S3 server thats local to you. I live in Denmark and my file was uploaded to an EU server located in Ireland (i presume).

    My URL looked like this: https://s3-eu-irl-105-prod.digitalhub.com/(...)

    digitalhub.com is apparently an Apple owned domain.

    If you have any questions I would be happy answer them if I can :)
     
  3. lancastor thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It quits with the message:

     
  4. thomaskyhn macrumors member

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    It seems to work here as well (Denmark also), though the email containing the attachment is now stuck in the Drafts folder and can't be deleted.
     
  5. thomaskyhn macrumors member

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    Apparently it didn't work. There was no download link in the email.
     
  6. ziggie216 macrumors 6502

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    do I just attach a file like any other attachment?
     
  7. thomaskyhn macrumors member

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    That's what I did. But, as mentioned above, there was no download link in the email, only the text saying "Click to Download".
     
  8. AaronM5670 macrumors 6502a

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    I've tried to use it to send a .zip file but there was no 'use mail drop' option; I also tried to send the attachment as a normal folder but still no option. The message just goes to the 'drafts' folder and the attachment is removed. :rolleyes:

    Is there anything I'm doing wrong? I need to use this feature ASAP if possible! :)

    Obviously using OS X Yosemite!
     
  9. thomaskyhn macrumors member

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    I don't think you have to do anything. It looks like it's supposed to use MailDrop automatically if the attachment is too large to send in the regular way.
     
  10. AaronM5670 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I re-watched WWDC and that's what he said, and what I thought would happen, but nothing's happening and the message won't send.
     
  11. E3BK, Aug 16, 2014
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    It worked great for me. I tried it form my iCloud to my gmail account with a 21mb and a 302mb file. Both came through to the gmail pretty quickly. It only works if you are using the iCloud webpage or the Mac Mail app. It never asked me if I wanted to use MailDrop, it just did.

    It failed when I tried to use Airmail, which I expected. Hopefully 3rd party mail apps will update to be able to use this feature.

    When I tried gmail to gmail in the Mac Mail app, it did ask me if I wanted to use MailDrop. I chose yes and it came through just fine.
     
  12. KoolAid-Drink macrumors 65816

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    I hope you submitted a bug report.
     
  13. AaronM5670 macrumors 6502a

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  14. AaronM5670 macrumors 6502a

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    I believe I've found the root cause of the issue; I don't think the feature is working correctly in the public beta (which I installed to see if it would fix some issues with DP3/4), however upon installing DP5, the feature seems to be working OK so far (file has uploaded).

    I will let you know soon if the recipient can open the file in the link shortly.

    So if you have the PB then, at least in my experience, there is no Mail Drop.
     
  15. E3BK macrumors 68020

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    The machine I tested on is running PB1. It worked for me.
     
  16. AaronM5670 macrumors 6502a

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    Hence I said "in my experience" - I didn't expect it to be a general problem however for some reason it's not working for me.
     

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