Staff and Students
Log in with your Stirling Username and password to send files to anyone, in or out of the University.
Start by logging in, and then click the 'Drop-off'button.
If you want someone outside the University to send you some files, you can use the service to send a request to them. This makes the sending process easier for the other person because they then don't have to pass any tests to prove who they are.
Log in, and then click the 'Request a Drop-off' button.
You cannot log in, but you can still send files to people in the University if you know their email address.
Start by clicking the 'Drop-off' button on the File Drop home page.
When a user creates a drop-off, they enter some identifying information about themself (name, organisation, and email address); identifying information about the recipient(s) (name and email address); and choose what files should be uploaded to make the drop-off. If the files are successfully uploaded, an email is sent to the recipient(s) explaining that a drop-off has been made. This email also provides a link to access the drop-off. Other information (the Internet address and/or omputer name from which the drop-off was created, for example) is retained, to help the recipient(s) check the identity of the sender.Making a Pick-up
There are two ways to pick-up files that have been dropped-off:Please note that the uploaded files are scanned for viruses, but the recipient should still exercise as much caution in downloading and opening them as is appropriate. This can be as easy as verifying with the sender mentioned in the notification email that he or she indeed made the drop-off. One can also check the computer name/address that was logged when the drop-off was created, to be sure that it is appropriate to the sender's Internet domain; IP addresses can be faked, though, so the former identity verification is really the most reliable.
When viewing a drop-off, the user will see quite a few things:
- All users can click on the link provided in the notification email they were sent.
- An inside user, once logged-in to the system, can display their "Inbox" which is a list of all drop-offs waiting for them. Once logged-in, an inside user is able to access drop-offs without needing the email message.
The recipient has 14 days to pick-up the files. Each night, drop-offs that are older than 14 days are removed from the system.
- The list of files that were uploaded
- The sender and recipient information that the sender entered when the drop-off was created
- The computer name and/or address from which the drop-off was created
- Optionally a list of pick-ups that have been made