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Re: mail/iCal playing with exchange Eugene de Gouw Wed Feb 22 08:01:12 2012

Thanks very much for your prompt reply Ronni, always appreciated.

Meeting requests already work under outlook with no intervention.

Is it the same process for sharing entire calendars?

I will try it on a PC tomorrow at work anyway if it is the same.


On 22/02/2012, at 9:22 PM, Ronda Brown wrote:

> Hi Eugene,
> By default, Apple's Mail app and iCal app cannot read Outlook's default 
> calendar invitation format. If you know that the recipient is an Apple user, 
> you can set Outlook to send out the meeting requests and event invitations in 
> the iCal format.
> 1 Open Outlook.
> 2 Select "Tools," then "Options," then "Calendar Options."
> 3 Select "Advanced Options." Enable "When sending meeting requests over the 
> Internet, use iCalendar format" by checking the respective box. 
> Click "OK/Apply" to save the changes. 
> From now on, when you send meeting requests and invitations from Outlook, 
> they'll be sent out in the iCal .ics format.
> Cheers,
> Ronni
> Sent from Ronni's iPad
> On 22/02/2012, at 7:27 PM, Eugene de Gouw <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I have my work account which is connected as an exchange server talking 
>> quite happily with mail. When someone uses outlook from a PC to send an 
>> invitation to me, Mail is quite willing to forward it through to iCal. All 
>> is good in the world, they are quite friendly and play nicely.
>> However, when someone sends me a calendar from outlook it sends an .xml 
>> file. On clicking this Final Cut Pro offers to open it for me - which is 
>> quite useless. 'Open with' only shows other applications which don't help 
>> either.
>> How can I get mail to accept a Outlook calendar and forward it to iCal? 
>> I'm running Lion, on 17" MBP, I think the exchange server is 2003.
>> Thanks.
>>                     Regards,
>>                     Eugene
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