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1137 Views 11 Replies Latest reply: Jul 10, 2013 4:44 AM by Csound1 RSS
UKenGB Level 2 Level 2 (270 points)
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Jun 24, 2013 6:28 AM

Apparently this can be used to share access to an entire Calendar account. Just Go to Calendar Preferences, select the account, click the Delegation tab and add users to share with - so says Calendar's Help.

 

But, when I try this on an iCloud based account, there's just a message displayed

 

"the server doesn't support delegation for this account"

 

which is somewhat disappointing.

 

So do Apple's iCloud servers not support delegation? In which case the Help file is being extremely economical with the truth by not mentioning this fact. Or is this an error that can be fixed to allow delegation with an iCloud based Calendar account?

 

Can anyone confirm either way?

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,495 points)
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    Jun 24, 2013 4:21 PM (in response to UKenGB)

    Delegation is usually a function of MS Exchange accounts, it is not supported by iCloud (or almost all other free email systems)

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,495 points)
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    Jun 25, 2013 6:39 AM (in response to UKenGB)

    Only MS Exchange supports it, use that.

  • dkelley Calculating status...
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    Jul 8, 2013 9:59 AM (in response to UKenGB)

    this might help answer your question.

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/PH2689?viewlocale=en_US

     

    i believe the google calendar also supports sharing you might describe as deligation.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,495 points)
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    Jul 8, 2013 10:09 AM (in response to dkelley)

    Delegation is not sharing but in a pinch you could substitute it for delegation, iCloud also supports sharing.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,495 points)
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    Jul 9, 2013 4:56 AM (in response to UKenGB)

    Just one small point, iCloud does not have a delegation tab, Calendar and iCal do, but they are clients, not calendars.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,495 points)
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    Jul 9, 2013 5:40 AM (in response to UKenGB)

    Then clearly you can understand that as clients iCal and Calendar require a delegation tab. They are Exchange clients and they would be poor Exchange clients without it, wouldn't they.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,495 points)
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    Jul 10, 2013 4:44 AM (in response to UKenGB)

    I know which mail systems support delegation so there has never been any confusion for me.

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