issues with iCal

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  1. hardtobeanapplefan macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    I was hoping someone in here could help me.

    I am currently using iCal and have synchronised my Icloud account with the calendar.

    When I receive invites to events in the calendar and I accept them, they are not automatically added to my calendar. Is it possible for iCal to automatically add these accepted events to my calendar?
     
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  3. hardtobeanapplefan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi BrianBaughn,

    My email provider is one.com, but should this make a difference as the invitation is accepted in ICal? I don't even receive the invite on email.
     
  4. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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    How are the invites being sent? Where is the event creator's calendar being hosted?
     
  5. vexorg macrumors 6502a

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    What mail client are you using? I found apple mail can't handle outlook invites properly in the past.
     
  6. hardtobeanapplefan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So the invites are being sent through ICal and are accepted in the invitee's ICalender.
     
  7. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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    Regarding the sender, when you say "ICal" do you mean the Calendar app on a Mac? Do you mean the Calendar app on an iPhone? Do you know what service, if any, the sender is syncing that calendar?

    I take it you are receiving the invites on the Calendar app synced with your iCloud account on your Mac running Mac OS 10.10.x.

    I'm still not clear on how the invite is sent. When I'm in Calendar on my Mac and want to "Add Invitees" to an event I start typing a name or email address and then select from the contacts that pop up (or I enter a complete email address if it's not in my contacts). So the question is: What address of yours is the event creator using to send you the invitation? Is is the same email address as your Apple ID? If so, is that your "@one.com" address?
     
  8. hardtobeanapplefan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So I am using the calendar app on my mac. Someone sends an invitation to me using my email adresses in their calendar app. I then then receive the invitation in my calendar app. The issue is, that when I accept the invitation in the calendar app, that the event is not automatically added to my mac calendar.

    We have shared calendars, so I can see their calendar and they can see mine, but even after I accept the invitation the event still only shows up in their calendar. If I untick seeing their calendar, the event is not shown in my calendar.I would like the calendar to automatically add the event to my own calendar when I accept an invitation.

    The mac calendar app is synchronised with our Icloud accounts. The invitations which are sent, are sent to the same email addresses as the ones used for our apple id.
     
  9. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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    Thanks for that info. I don't see anything "wrong" in what you're doing, although I've never had my invitations sent to me via the Calendar app. I've always received them via email. I don't have two separate iCloud accounts to test with.

    You could change your setting at the iCloud Calendar web page to receive invites via your email to see if that makes things work properly. That setting is at [gearwheel]>Preferences>Advanced.
     
  10. hardtobeanapplefan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi Brian,

    Thank you. It seems that if the invitations are sent by email and accepted in the email, that you can choose to add the events to your primary calendar afterwards. Not quite automatically added upon clicking accept, but I guess it has to do. Anyway, thank you again for your time and help.
     
  11. vexorg macrumors 6502a

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    I don't like invites generally, the email program deletes the invite after so when something goes wrong there is no evidence you sent or received it. (When people start to get bitchy and don't show up at meetings)
     
  12. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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    I don't believe that's true for either my Office 365 email or my Gmail.
     
  13. vexorg macrumors 6502a

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    It was true in older outlook 2007/2010, the invite vanishes after accepting or rejecting.
     

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