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    Calendar request (Outlook 2003)

    A recipient using Outlook XP received a calendar request from me which I sent using the 'meeting request' (I use Outlook 2003). He received an email with an attachment labeled ATT00093.ics (62 KB). There was not the typical meeting request page asking him to accept, decline the meeting request. When he clicks on the attachment, a message is displayed stating 'cannot open vcalendar file'. Strange!

    He has a typcal OL 2002 setup and uses Word as the editor. What could be wrong that is not allowing him to receive these meeting requests? BTW, another person who received the same meeting request, but uses OL2003, had no problem with the request.

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    Re: Calendar request (Outlook 2003)

    In past versions of Outlook, there was a checkbox for internet addresses that read something similar to "always send to this address in RTF format" or "always send to this address in plain text format." Is it possible that the two person you sent to have a different setting for this in your address book? I think if you right-click their address when composing the message, the checkbox should be visible there. (For internal addresses in the GAL, you get a completely different dialog.)

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    Re: Calendar request (Outlook 2003)

    Thanks for the suggestion. I am trying that to see if it makes a difference. Presently, I use MS word as the editor and everything is sent HTML. But I changed this contact to always send using RTF to see if that helps.

    The strange thing is that other OOffice XP users don't have the same problem with my meeting requests which makes me think that something is wrong with his set-up.

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    Re: Calendar request (Outlook 2003)

    Hans,

    Your suggestion worked! But why? My system is set to HTML, which should allow the same functinality.

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    Re: Calendar request (Outlook 2003)

    <img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17> His first name is Jefferson!

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    Re: Calendar request (Outlook 2003)

    Jefferson -- sorry for the mixup on names.

    Testing the use of rich text again, it appears that it is not the answer to this problem. I wish I could figure this out.

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    Re: Calendar request (Outlook 2003)

    All all recipients using the same mail services? For example, one might expect differences between internal users retrieving from Exchange Server mailboxes and external users retrieving from a POP3, IMAP, or webmail server. Many more variables for the externals.

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    Re: Calendar request (Outlook 2003)

    Yes-all non-exchange - POP3.

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