ICS Meeting invite is added to Outlook App on Mac, but no acceptance options given to User

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Hi Tech Folks,

Mac Users receive .ics calendar invites via email from other users using Outlook.

When they right-click and open the .ics file via Outlook App, it opens and can be added to their calendar without a problem.

But there are not given an option to Accept/Reject the invite and sender does not get a confirmation. So no notification goes to meeting Host/Organizer/Sender.

Question:
How can this be fixed? How User can send the response and Organizer get notified?

Thanks,

Ali

P.s: .ics file is working fine in Outlook Desktop app in Windows

2 Replies

@Ali Fadavinia Hey Ali,

I have been stressing over the same behavior for the last couple of days. Here's what I found:

OWA/ Outlook:
Option to RSVP for the recipient but no response goes back to the sender.
The event gets added in the Calendar
Outlook for Mac:
No option to RSVP, no response goes back to the sender.
The event gets added in the Calendar

From the testing I did, this is the default behavior at this point, with .ics files. Hopefully, this functionality becomes available soon.

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_outlook-mso_windows8-mso_2010/outlook-20...
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/outlook-365-for-mac-does-not-process-ics-as/f...

Hi Nikhita,

That is unfortunate which it is the default for now.

Agree, look forward to see this functionality soon...