How to share a document link without needing to provide email addresses

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schwami
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I want to create a shareable link for a document but don't yet know who will click on it. Hubspot asks me to incude an email address for the person who will click on it. Do I need the email address of every person who will click on it or can I just share a placeholder email address and anyone who clicks on the link will be able to view it after entering an email address.

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MFrankJohnson
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You may use a placeholder email address and anyone who clicks on the link will be able to view it after entering an email address -- example below. However, we don't recommend doing this at scale because the tool wasn't designed to operate this way. Meaning, we've noticed that tracking notifications may be delivered inconsistently when using this 'generic link' method.

- see MFrankJohnson_Article_Portfolio.pdf

- see Upload and share documents

 

Note: The date of each post here is increasingly important as HubSpot evolves to be the #1 CRM platform of choice world-wide.

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Hope that helps.

 

Be well,
Frank


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MFrankJohnson
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You may use a placeholder email address and anyone who clicks on the link will be able to view it after entering an email address -- example below. However, we don't recommend doing this at scale because the tool wasn't designed to operate this way. Meaning, we've noticed that tracking notifications may be delivered inconsistently when using this 'generic link' method.

- see MFrankJohnson_Article_Portfolio.pdf

- see Upload and share documents

 

Note: The date of each post here is increasingly important as HubSpot evolves to be the #1 CRM platform of choice world-wide.

-- Visit

 

Hope that helps.

 

Be well,
Frank


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KateElizabeth
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I'm also wondering this. I can't believe you have to add an email address. Why can't there be a "share link" that's trackable, and an option to require an email address to view doc.

Vishesh_Singhal
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We have designed an enhancement over HubSpot Documents called CloudFiles that lets you do just this and much more. You can independently upload files, create links, track usage and optionally ask your clients to very their email (Hard ID Validation) or just enter their email (Soft ID Validation) or simply access without entering their email (no ID Validation). The app is also smart enough to know when the person is actually viewing the file and when the system has gone idle. You can try out the app from HubSpot Marketplace.

 

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