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  • patstats Calculating status...
    {quote:title=cwisniewski wrote:}
    p.s. I... I thought that all MobileMe users had been forced to upgrade to this newest version on the web ...{quote}


    Mobile Me is a service that I pay for. Now it seems I can't use this service if I don't upgrade; I was notified on March 5 by Apple. This is a hardship for my business because I can't afford to buy another new computer to satisfy the upgrade requirements. My office computer works just fine with the exception of this calendar upgrade. I'd love to get a new iPad instead of a new computer. Despite that idea, I just don't like being played. If you pay for a service, then it should be what it claims to be when you paid for it, not quit halfway through the commitment.
    iMac G5 PPC 1.8, Mac OS X (10.4.11), MBP 2.5 core2duo using 10.5.6;eMac g4 PPC 10.4.11;Pismo10.4.11;iPod Touch 8GB
  • D. Hoffmann Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    I just had the following chat with MobileMe support:

    Chat Support

    Thursday, March 10, 2011 12:17 AM
    Duration: 17 minutes 47 seconds

    Apple Support Agent:
    Thank you for contacting MobileMe chat support. My name is Apple Support Agent. Please give me a moment while I review the information you have provided.

    Dominik:
    Hi.

    Dominik:
    My name is Dominik.

    Apple Support Agent:
    Hello Dominik. How may I assist you today?

    Dominik:
    You are probably aware of the error created in iCal by selecting an alarm, let's say, eight days out.

    Apple Support Agent:
    yes.

    Dominik:
    When I first contacted Apple tech support about this through this same medium,

    Dominik:
    I was told that Apple is aware of the issue and working on it

    Dominik:
    Do you have a status update?

    Apple Support Agent:
    It is still under investigation at the moment. But give me a moment to see if there are any updates to it.

    Dominik:
    I am planning on migrating my wife's calendars prior to the May 5 deadline.

    Dominik:
    However, I would be loathe to do so, if this issue still persisted.

    Apple Support Agent:
    I understand.

    Apple Support Agent:
    Thanks for holding.

    Apple Support Agent:
    There are no new updates and I do see it is still under investigation.

    Apple Support Agent:
    There is no expected resolution date as of yet.

    Dominik:
    Too bad.

    Dominik:
    I am hoping for a resolution by the end of the month, so that I have enough time to transfer calendars ranging back to 2003.

    Dominik:
    Thank you very much for your help!

    Dominik:
    Good night!

    Apple Support Agent:
    I understand and have a good night as well.

    Dominik:
    Bye!
    Xserve Dual 2.0 GHz Xeon, Mac OS X (10.6.6), Apple has made quite a bit of money off me over the years.
  • D. Hoffmann Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    I went to RFC 5545, which is the standard underlying the iCalendar format, which describes the items the MobileMe calendar server (a CalDAV server) accepts. No. 3.3.6. describes the DURATION value type, which is used to specify how long in advance an alarm should go off. An example says,

    Example: A duration of 15 days, 5 hours, and 20 seconds would be:
    P15DT5H0M20S

    Nothing in the standard demands that the days duration should be seven days or less.
    Xserve Dual 2.0 GHz Xeon, Mac OS X (10.6.6), Apple has made quite a bit of money off me over the years.
  • Chad Kerychuk Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)
    I'm just trying to merge 2 calendars and this error appeared for me today. 1 of them was exported from iCal and dragged into the correct calendar in iCal. Frustrating to say the least. Thankfully, only 12 dialog boxes crept up.
    MacBook Pro 17" 2.2, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • Jeep68 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have been seeing this recently.  It may have coincided with my upgrading the web version of my MobileMe calendar.  I only get this when I am emailed an event from someone else.  Then when I try to open the event and load it into ical I see the 403 Forbidden error. 

     

    As an experiment, I used a text editor to open the .ics files from and emailed event which caused the error and an event I created which did not.  I could find no obvious problem with the emailed .ics file, but when I copied the UID from the "good" .ics file to the emailed one and saved it, I was then able to load the event by double-clicking it.

     

    It seems as though the emailed events have some kind of invalid UID.   ?

  • boecko Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm getting this annoying error, too.

    But in a different scenario.

     

    I'm using the excellent davmail-Proxy, which let me use native OSX-Client (ical,mail) with our Exchange-Server.

     

    This error occurs, when i'm accessing someones shared calendar and if this person has private events in it.

  • Dr \ Calculating status...

    As a physician running a clinical practice I also use iCal to coordinate my office activities and recently started having the same error after upgrading!

     

    It is annoying and waste staff (and my clinical) time! Apple should acknowledge the issue and reflect to all (before updating their software of the issue)!!! Instead of all of searching the "communities" for clarification and assistance!

  • Jeep68 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Apr 29, 2011 6:57 AM (in response to Jeep68)

    Update:  The cause of (and solution to) my problem turned out to be a bit stupid, but I'll share it anyway.

     

    With prior versions of MobileMe/iCal, my wife and I *subscribed* to each other's calendars and emailed important events from one calendar to the other using the "Mail Event" feature in iCal.

     

    Now that we are *sharing* each other's calendars, this technique no longer works and gives the "403 forbidden" error when we try to add the emailed event.  (Perhaps because we are  trying overwrite events with the same UID?)

     

    Fortunately there is another way to do this with the latest paradigm.  We share our calendars with read-write privileges, and we enter important events in the other person's calendar directly.  On the MobileMe website, next to each calendar there is a sharing icon.  Clicking on this brings up a menu where you can select "email me when this calendar changes".

     

    In this way I get the same functionality that I had before:  we can see each other's calendars and share the details of specific events with email notification.

  • PhilRead Calculating status...

    I had this issue recently when an airline allowed me to download a calendar event for a series of flights. When I tried to open the events in iCal I was given this warning and no way to resolve it without going offline or removing the event.

    So I opened the calendar event in TextEdit. Turned out the "Organizer" was listed as the airlines main website - not something that iCal could respond to. This seemed to have created the error.

    I deleted the "Organizer" entry (and incorrect URL) and was able to add the event to my calendar without any problem.

    HTH,

    Phil

  • svark Calculating status...

    Hi

    Im doing support for an company and got this error there myself today:

    “HTTP/1.1 403 Forbidden”

    to operation CalDAVWriteEntityQueueableOperation."

     

    the company runs iCal server on an Xserve (10.6.7) and unlucky today OD went down.

    Every client took an backup of the chashed calendars from ICal.

    Took an backup of the LDAP and restored, every user back and ok there.

     

    But then we restored the calendar backups to new iCal calendars, we getting this errors.

    Every calendar is shared, it looks like its an share problem, because if we import the calendar to an local emty iCal calendar, we dont get any errors (local calendars cant be shared with the deligation tool)

    But if we then took an export of that calendar and imported back to the iCal server account, we got the errors.

     

    If we imports the backup to an local calendar and then edit the posts in that calendar to be in the iCal server account, it seems to work with no errors.

     

    Anyone got any better solution?

    Kinda no fun to do then every employee got many meetings and stuff in eatch calendar....

  • dhjdhj Level 2 Level 2 (160 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    May 18, 2011 11:12 AM (in response to svark)

    This just started happening to me about a week ago --- I'm using my gmail calendar with iCal --- it has been flawless until now.

  • dhjdhj Level 2 Level 2 (160 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    May 18, 2011 11:23 AM (in response to dhjdhj)

    Hmmm, I just discovered that if I remove my gmail calendar account completely and enter it again, the error stopped happening (at least for now)

  • Pot Committed Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    May 24, 2011 10:12 AM (in response to Demetrios)

    Deleting MobileMe iCal account and then reconfiguring it fixed it for me.

  • Anne Stickley Michel Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)

    This is what I've discovered when importing calendars from other locations.  If the file contains links or contacts, iCal, when synced with my .mac account, won't let me add the entries.  This can get quite tedious for calendars that have a lot of entries (particularly with big calendars, like the one I just tried to download from my son's university).  I don't need to respond to events (as to whether I'll be attending or not); I only want the relevant dates in my calendar so I know his schedule is.  I think this is what iCal is rejecting, since deleting these entries allowed the imported calendar dates to load.  if you open the .ics file with TextEdit, and delete the lines that start with ORGANIZER and URL, the calendar entries should load.  Obviously, this doesn't help if you need to respond to the events, or if you need the contact person provided, but it's what has worked for me. 

     

    Message was edited by: Anne Stickley Michel

  • Boberino Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    I have also been experiencing similar issues.  One clue is that if I give the user Administrator Privileges, the issue goes away.  Obviously that is not a good solution, but it indicates to me there are privilege issues.

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