Make the most *out of the Box.com*

A Google Account:

Premise: For a Google Account (not the Google Apps account), the dots do not matter.

Yeah that’s correct. So if your Google ID is “TenSecondTom@gmail.com” Try logging in with “Ten.Second.Tom@gmail.com” or try sending and email to this brand new email id. It works seamlessly. Thanks Google. It is confusing for lesser mortals (wink). Get over it!

The Biggest Use: You can have different email IDs for Work, Home, others. And still manage everything at the same place.

Say on a website which you do not trust completely (they might send you SPAM… BAM!), you can list an email ID as “TenSecond.Tom@gmail.com” and create a “sent-to: TenSecond.Tom@gmail.com” filter on your GMail. You are saved!

Work related emails will go to: Ten.SecondTom@gmail.com

Friends’ emails will go under a different label: Ten.Second.Tom@gmail.com

(and just to complicate things further, Ten.SecondTom+work@gmail.com is ALLOWED too. Think of “work” as a label. Create a filter on the “sent-to” and move to a label “work” and “skip-inbox”. Ah! Give me a break!! I am not going to show you how to create a filter now!

Word of caution: not every website would accept a plus symbol in a valid email address)

Trivia: Also, there was this smart guy in my college (I mean one of the SMART smart ones). He was kind of showing-off (his know how) and asked me to capital-case [verb] the email ID because he made it that way! Don’t be too sensitive when I say this but the email IDs are NOT case-sensitive (generally?). Though user-names are (eg: http://TopCoder.com. But URLs are (generally) NOT!. Though on http://UbuntuOne.com resource links, the case matters… hehe)! and there are Passwords. (ting)

 

 

 

Then there is Box…..

A Box Account:

http://Box.net (redirects to) — http://Box.com, provides simple online collaboration: Online File Storage, FTP Replacement, Team Workspaces. You can create a free account. You get a free 5GB account (much like Google Drive or what DropBox gives you after much ado)!

But as a promotional offer, if you login to the Box for Android App on an LG device or Xperia S etc (until the end of 2012 [well yeah that is assuming it is going to come]), your basic account will be upgraded to a 50GB-for-life-account.

I like box for a lot of other reasons (I mean not just the ginormous 50GB, or the reason of this blog post):

— It gives me a place to comment/discuss each file separately.

— Supported on a variety of devices

— Instant email notifications of activities

— It lets me collaborate with people very easily.

 

 

Coming to the point NOW…. Finally…

Yes Collaboration is fun:

So I was wondering if I could create another BOX account (xyz@yahoo.com) and then Share a folder (xyz) with my main account (abc@gmail.com) then in all I would have 50 * 2 = 100 GBs of storage. Upload all the stuff in (xyz). How cool is that!? But it’s a little messy. Yes here the first part of the blog comes into the picture. Fits “Seamlessly” (I just love the word. Don’t I?)! 😛

Take a moment and think about it. Check the Screenshots below! Cheers mate! 😀

Prost!

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Ten.Second.Tom@gmail.com has created a new box account!

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Ten.Second.Tom: a folder created, & shared with TenSecondTom@gmail.com to keep track of all the other accounts like T.e.n.S.e.c.o.n.d.T.o.m@gmail.com (wink)

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Next Step: Login to the Box for Android on an LG device or Xperia S 😀 and get 50Gb free for life!

 

Thoughts:

— Is there a limit on how much can you upload to someone’s shared folder?

Well even if there is… I can always login to the other account and upload to the shared folder. I do not have to always upload through my main account.

— Will Box.com, at some point, realize this after reading my blog (yeah I know they know it already!) and think about deactivating my other or all accounts?? Not Fair!! I think it shouldn’t matter to Box. What do you think?

— I think keeping your pictures and videos HDD-crash proof is a good idea. But I might not do it. There has to be an extent to how much and what all you can keep on the Internet.

 

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4 thoughts on “Make the most *out of the Box.com*

  1. But why google did it like this ….’The dots’…was there an intention .
    People can always play with this stuff ;-).
    Nice idea with the two box accounts and what if both the 50 GB space get full …there is always a upper limit :-/
    Nice ‘Good to Know’ post 😀

    • Yes it is by design. It is not a bug! 🙂
      Feel free to play!
      With two Box accounts you get 100GB of storage. With three accounts you get 150GB and so on (:P But why on earth would you need to have that much cloud storage??). You just need to keep creating accounts and inviting yourself. Simple Funda! 🙂
      Thanks Vartika!!

    • Thanks a lot bro! Wru? I mentioned you as well. No reply!? 😦
      No No! It is a friend’s Xperia. My S2 is keeping me very satisfied! Samsung ka khoon kar doonga main! :-/ #NoICS

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