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Ical LION sends cancel event - MAJOR BUG

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Franc_Iphone Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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Jul 22, 2011 12:40 PM

My default calender is set to my Office Exchange Server in Ical

 

Cal invite arrives via email and automatically sent to my exchange email address (they are using google cal)

 

     My Ical adds to my "home" calendar (bug 1 since I set the default calendar to my office)

     I Open the event and change cal to Exchange server and click ACCEPT

     Ical sends weird result to sender of the invite saying THEY canceled the meeting

     It either crashes my Ical or leaves it sent in the correct cal but never sends the ACCEPT only the cancel.

 

NOT GOOD ENOUGH APPLE.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.4), Iphone 2.1 Update
  • Brian Bender1 Calculating status...
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    Jan 31, 2012 7:56 AM (in response to Franc_Iphone)

    This just bit me. I moved a meeting to a different calendar as I accepted it, and iCal sent out a cancellation to all the meeting's recipients. I was not the original sender.

  • wotan129 Calculating status...
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    Feb 7, 2012 10:38 AM (in response to Franc_Iphone)

    I just had the same thing happen to me.  Although the invitation was sent to my business email, when I opened it in iCal it was associated with another Calendar (not the default and not the one corresponding to the email it was sent to).  When I reassigned the meeting to the correct calendar it sent out meeting cancellation notices to all participants except the organizer itself.  Very embarrassing in a business setting!  Here is the version information:

     

    OS: 10.7.3

    iCal: 5.0.2 (1571)

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,320 points)
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    Feb 7, 2012 10:41 AM (in response to wotan129)

    wotan129 wrote:

     

    I just had the same thing happen to me.  Although the invitation was sent to my business email, when I opened it in iCal it was associated with another Calendar (not the default and not the one corresponding to the email it was sent to).  When I reassigned the meeting to the correct calendar it sent out meeting cancellation notices to all participants except the organizer itself.  Very embarrassing in a business setting!  Here is the version information:

     

    OS: 10.7.3

    iCal: 5.0.2 (1571)

    What have you set as the default for .ics files?

  • wotan129 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 7, 2012 10:53 AM (in response to Csound1)

    .ics files are set to open with the iCal.app.

     

    Hope that answers this question.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,320 points)
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    Feb 7, 2012 10:55 AM (in response to wotan129)

    And what happens if you drag the ics to the correct calendar without accepting it first?

  • wotan129 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 7, 2012 12:21 PM (in response to Csound1)

    I just created a test invitation and sent it from another account (not part of iCal) to myself.  It was sent from a Hotmail account and showed up as an .ics-attachment to an email.  Even after several minutes this event was not picked up by iCal, thus I clicked on the attachment and it opened in iCal. There I clicked on the "Get Info" and it shows the invitation assigned to my MobileMe calendar (not the default), but it also shows the invitees as active fields (i.e., I can change them) and it does not show the organizer at all.  In other words, it makes the event appear as if it originated from my iCal and I was the organizer.

     

    In my test case, moving the invite to a different calendar (either through the Calendar sub-menu or the Get-Info panel) caused a message pop-up titled "The event will be moved from the calendar on your Mac to the calendar on your “Exchange” account."  --Note: in my earlier post, I did not get this pop-up.  Thus I am concluding that I am not yet completely recreating the same conditions.

     

    Unless the action is canceled, an email gets sent out cancelling the original event for all participants.

     

    I will work on recreating the exact event.

  • wotan129 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 7, 2012 12:33 PM (in response to wotan129)

    I just created another invite from an Exchange based account on the same domain as my regular email account and it was picked up by iCal.  It does show up in the correct calendar too and I can change the calendar it belongs to before accepting the invite.

     

    After accepting the event, I decided to change the calendar associated (still, I am not the organizer) and it promptly sent out cancellation emails without asking me if it is to notify folks or such.

     

    I think I can now reproduce this at will.

  • Axelfoo Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Mar 13, 2012 11:56 AM (in response to Csound1)

    this just happened to me as well, exactly as you described. I received many emails from confused colleagues. What a nuisance! iCal generally works well with exchange, this one is a doozy though.

  • disconnectedin73 Calculating status...
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    Mar 22, 2012 10:03 AM (in response to Franc_Iphone)

    Anyone know if Apple has responded to any of these support questions or if a solution has been found?

  • wotan129 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 22, 2012 12:27 PM (in response to disconnectedin73)

    Sorry, disconnectedin73, but I am not aware of any resolution to this.  Would be nice though! 

  • 4lex_L Calculating status...
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    Apr 5, 2012 10:06 AM (in response to wotan129)

    Anyone ever hear of a resolution on this? I have the exact same thing happen, each time I get an email invitation in Mail and try to move it to my exchange calendar. Pretty **** embarrassing when a bunch of employees at a potential client get a notice saying that I canceled the meeting they set up, and then having to explain that I didn't mean to cancel the meeting.

  • disconnectedin73 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 5, 2012 10:53 AM (in response to 4lex_L)

    I unchecked "Automatically retrieve CalDAV invitations from Mail" and that seems to be working.

  • disconnectedin73 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 6, 2012 8:52 AM (in response to disconnectedin73)

    Scratch that...still messed up!

  • 4lex_L Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Apr 6, 2012 11:39 AM (in response to disconnectedin73)

    Thanks for the idea, but wasn't my problem. As it turned out, already have "Automatically retrieve CalDAV invitations from Mail" unchecked in iCal, and also have "Add invitations to iCal" set to Never in Mail itself.

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