iCal Email Notifications

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  1. lexus macrumors 68000

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    For some reason I set (actually many) an email reminder for iCal events and it didn't work. Is there a reason it doesnt work? Also is there a way to set them so it happens automatically x hours before an event?

    Thanks alot,
     
  2. vansouza macrumors 68000

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    Me also

    Now that you mention it, email function is not working for me as well; may need to go to the Apple Forum.
     
  3. lexus thread starter macrumors 68000

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    So it could be a common issue, anyone else with that problem.
     
  4. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    Let me try it out on my machine (running Tiger) and I'll get back to you with the result.

    Update: works fine for me, sending email right on schedule.
     
  5. vansouza macrumors 68000

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    Excellent

    What do I correct so it works for me? Is there a special iCal setting, cause I came from the Apple Forum and a lot of people have my experience.
     
  6. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    Are you running Tiger or Leopard? I'm on Tiger still.
    I didn't do anything unusual, just enabled an alarm, had it send me an email 10 minutes beforehand.
     
  7. vansouza macrumors 68000

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    Leopard here.
     
  8. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    That might be your problem there. Maybe another Leopard user will wander by and be able to test it for you.
     
  9. Sky Blue Guest

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    Doesn't really help in a Leopard forum :rolleyes:

    Doesn't work for me either :(
     
  10. pungohboy macrumors newbie

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    Well I tested this feature with Leopard and it does not work for me.
     
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  12. lexus thread starter macrumors 68000

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    This is quite irritating, is it a leopard wide bug?
     
  13. itsallinurhead macrumors 6502

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    No go on Leopard for me either. Almost forgot to pay my CC bill. :eek:
     
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    It isn't in the Leopard forum and no where did the OP state that this was in Leopard until the question was asked so in actual fact it was helpful.


    Doesn't work for me either.
     
  16. Sky Blue Guest

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    Why is there this seperate forum then:

    Mac OS X 10.4 and Earlier (Pre-Leopard)
    talk about Mac OS X 10.4 and before
     
  17. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    fair play didn't see the new forum but it still worthwhile checking what exactly the OP is using.
     
  18. Sky Blue Guest

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    true.


    Anyway, iCal and Mail seem a bit messed up right now. For example, when I make a new To Do in Mail, it only offers me iCal Calendars from .Mac....shouldn't it list all the calendars I have? Even the local ones?

    Also, if I show the To Do list in iCal, there's an option to not show completed To Dos, but whatever I pick it shows them all....
     
  19. JavierDiaz4 macrumors regular

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    Same Issue here

    I missed a very important reminder by 3 days. It was a medical reminder that I had set up for every 3 weeks on Tiger and didnt remind me on Leopard. Thank goodness for the slight side effects of not having the medication that I realized I had missed something. Apple needs to fix this as people depend on this not just as a reminder for TV Shows or Kids Birthdays, but for more important things like medical reminders or credit card payments.
     
  20. lexus thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Very true but does it work for anyone in Leopard?
     
  21. dalvin200 macrumors 68040

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    what do you mean by "ical events"

    what does work for me in leopard is the appointments in the calendar itself..
    settings a timely reminder (x hours before etc..) i get the usual popup box telling me..

    i haven't tried the email reminder on leopard, but it worked for me on tiger anyway.. will try that when i get home from work and post back..

    there are also todo reminders.. not sure if you mean those or not? i haven't really tested those in leopard i'm afraid

    EDIT
    The email doesn't work for me either :( DAMN!!!!
     
  22. JavierDiaz4 macrumors regular

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    I have the same problem

    This is all over the Apple Forums, I hope it gets fixed in the next update. I missed a CC payment by a day and my wife missed her medication by 3 days. We had the notifications set up to email us reminders. They failed this time. This is really important for Apple to fix. Why have a feature that doesnt workkkkkkkkkkkkk.
     
  23. JavierDiaz4 macrumors regular

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    Lexus, it seems it's a Leopard bug

    Someone on the Apple forums indicated that he did a single install of ICal from his leopard disk and it fixed his issue. I tried this and so did others and it did not work.

    Others have indicated that Apple Care doesnt seem to be aware of this issue. But there's herds of people on the Apple forum with the same issue after they did a Leopard Clean Install or an Upgrade. Some seem to exhibit issues with all reminders, not just email.
     
  24. JavierDiaz4 macrumors regular

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    Use Google Calendar in the interim

    I just set up a few of the email reminders I had that were important in Google Calendar and it lets just pretty much customize it just as Ical. Again, for the interim until this issue is fixed.

    Calendar.google.com
     
  25. lexus thread starter macrumors 68000

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