Mail, iCal & meeting requests from exchange servers

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by babbler, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. babbler macrumors member

    Apr 15, 2006
    I work in a totally windows world where everyone else use exchange servers and other stuff to request meetings. The local IT support refuse to touch my Mac, (perhaps that's a good thing)


    I get meeting requests in Mail, sometimes (very rarely) they have an .ics attachment, if I double click it, iCal launches and handles it sensibly.

    More often however, I don't get an attachment on my mail, I get text like this:

    When: 01 October 2007 15:30-16:00 (GMT+03:00) London.
    Where: Babbler's office

    There seems to be no logic to whose mails look like what.

    What can do to integrate Mail and iCal properly ?

  2. babbler thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 15, 2006
    solution - sort of

    I found that choosing view->message->next alternative cycles through formats and gives me an attached .ics file


    Time zones are screwed up.

    My timezone is correctly set at GMT+3.
    I have told iCal to use time zones.

    An incoming notification like this:

    "When: 01 October 2007 15:30-16:00 (GMT+03:00) Nairobi. "

    Gets put into iCal 3 hours late!

    Any ideas ?

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