I have found the solution to the problem it seems.
For the problems with iCloud calendar invites not going through to calendar on iPhone, iPad, iTouch and so on or going to email instead.
Solution was found while I tried to sort out a problem with my iMessager, it kept saying could not validate as it was already in use. I also had the same issue with FaceTime on my iPhone after logging out, I couldn't log back on.
- Head over to appleid.apple.com
- Remove any old email email addresses that have been assiociated with the account (if there has been any) - this should sort it the iMessage and FaceTime issue.
- Change your password, making sure that it conforms to the new constrates set by apple (two letters, one upper case & one lowercase, one number and so on.
- Click "Save Changes"
- update all your login settings with the new password and it should work.
I have fixed my me.com and my fiancé me.com account with these steps. Hope it works for you all as well
I'll add my 2 cents on this. I am new to the IPhone 4S and I cannot get invitations to work at all on iCloud. Ironically, I have email accounts on Exchange server (gmail, Hotmail and work email) and invitations work on all these perfectly. When I get an invite at my me.com email, the email contains an ics attachment and does not give me the option to accept or decline. There is no invite in the calendar. I have tried the various suggestions in this discussion string and none have worked. To my knowledge, I only have one Apple ID.
Here is a follow up to my posting yesterday:
1. iCloud works correctly for invites when I receive an invite from another iCloud user
2. Invites from non-iCloud email accounts show up as an ics attachment. This is inconsistent with most other providers who seem to manage the invites as normal, but I can live with it.
Hello, I have the same problem: I have an old mobile me account username@yahoo and an attached mail address username@me; after migrating to icloud, I cannot use anymore the username@me mail within the yahoo icloud and I cannot send invites; I made a new iCloud account: username2@me from wich I can send invites. And if someone sends me an invite to username2@me, i see it in iCal, but if someone sends it to username@yahoo, I see it in mail as an attachement.
Stuart solution is not working for me.
If anyone can help, that would be great.
Hi. I'll clarify my own situation in case it's of any help.
I have two Apple IDs: one for purchases (a "gmail.com" ID) and one for iCloud (a "me.com" ID - formerly MobileMe which I migrated to iCloud). I have tested out a couple of things with a friend of mine (let's call him Bob) who only has one Apple ID / email address for everything hence does not have all these headaches.
If Bob sends me an iCal appointment to my "gmail.com" address I receive the invite as an email. It also appears in iCal but Bob only receives my response when I accept/decline via the email (i.e. he never sees my response if I accept/decline via iCal).
If Bob sends me an iCal appointment to my "me.com" address I only receive it in iCal and Bob gets my response when I accept/decline it from there.
The problem I had is that iCal invites were not being sent at all (Bob informed me he was never receiving invites from me) and this was due to the previously mentioned problems of "alternate unverified" email addresses (in fact, I would recommend that anyone who has multiple Apple IDs they should log in with each ID (https://appleid.apple.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MyAppleId.woa) and remove any "alternate UNVERIFIED" email addresses).
And also Bob now only ever sends me iCal appointments to my "me.com" address because he finds it useful to know I'm not ignoring him.
Thats it - thanks a lot.
Eventually useful - also login in "only purchase" Accounts - such you were using the time befor @me or icloud came up .. e.g. email@example.com etc.
In my case my purchase mail adresse (also appleID but not using for sync icloud mail, cal, etc.) firstname.lastname@example.org has the unverified email adress named as my email@example.com adress (thats the ID i use for icloud sync)
After deleting this unverified ID everything goes fine! iCal events came by push to my mate.
@Apple - seems to be a notice in your support
I reply to invites sent to my iCloud address (invites sent to my "me.com") via iCal's notifier (because I never receive these as emails).
I reply to invites sent to any other email address (e.g. my non-iCloud Apple ID or any other email address) by clicking on the links in the email I receive (although I can see these as invites in iCal too, I either cannot respond or the response is never received).
I can appreciate all the confusion. Before iCloud came along, I think iCal notifications worked very differently - people could send me invites to ANY of my email addresses and once I'd accepted/declined I'd see a corresponding "sent message" appear in the Mail app (i.e. there seemed to be some integration between iCal and Mail apps). Since iCloud arrived I don't think they're integrated in the same way (i.e. I never see anything in "Sent Messages" now) and it certainly appears that I can only accept/decline messages via iCal notifiers provided that (1) the invite was sent directly to my iCloud email address, and (2) there are no stray UNVERIFIED email addresses lurking around in my Apple IDs.
My advice: if you get an email, respond via the email. If you don't, use the iCal notifiers.
I still have a fatal problem when i send an invite to my work-calendar (where we use Outlook) from iCal on my iMac or my iPhone.
I am not able to accept the invite in Outlook, since iCal or iCloud seems to put the reciepients adress as the sender aswell???
Has anybody seen a workaround for this, or has anybody seen Apple acknowledge this problem?