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10.3: See important Exchange folders in Mail.app Apps
One of the nice things about Mail.app (other than threading) is that it handles Exchange servers with special deference. If you specify your Exchange server as an Exchange account in Mail.app, it accesses the account using IMAP. However, it has the added bonus of hiding "unnecessary" folders like Contacts, ToDos, & Calendar.

I thought this was great until I realized that all my meeting invitations were being filtered out of my incoming email. ARGH! Not good when your boss invites you to a departmental meeting, and you insist you did not receive the e-invite.

The workaround is to just use plain old IMAP for your Exchange server, and live with extra folders showing up. The invites will then show up in your inbox (even the old ones you never responded to.) If you double click on the attached meeting.ics file, it will prompt you to add it to iCal, and even send a response back to the sender for you.
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10.3: See important Exchange folders in Mail.app
Authored by: scott_papenfuss on Nov 14, '03 12:09:05PM

Is this new in 10.3? In 10.2 any vcalendar messages showed up as text, and were impossible to respond back to.

If this is the case, fantastic. Now I won't get dinged for missing meetings!



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10.3: See important Exchange folders in Mail.app
Authored by: rushmoom on Nov 14, '03 01:04:02PM

I discovered the same, which seems completely counter-intuitive. I assumed the new exchange-type account would be the one to handle invitations, etc, but instead it *hides* them, while the IMAP type account allows you to view them. Certainly there must be more to it. Does anyone have any more insight?



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10.3: See important Exchange folders in Mail.app
Authored by: jorn_k on Nov 14, '03 02:21:26PM

The good news: This does work; I can see and interact with meetings as they are now .ics files.

The bad news: It (iCal) is totally blowing off time-zone differences.

Damn, it's *so* close. :(



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10.3: See important Exchange folders in Mail.app
Authored by: ctuft on Nov 14, '03 10:23:11PM

Hmmm...I don't seem to get a meeting.ics attachment. I wonder if this functionality is specific to the version of Exchange that is run. We're currently still using Exchange 5.5. What version is required for this function?

-Chris



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10.3: See important Exchange folders in Mail.app
Authored by: alajuela on Nov 15, '03 01:32:43AM

I believe it requires Exchange 2000 or "better." I know it's no good in 5.5.



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10.3: See important Exchange folders in Mail.app
Authored by: Preciousss on Sep 15, '04 02:55:01AM

Did you try going into iCal preferences and checking the box for "Turn on time zone support"? :)



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10.3: See important Exchange folders in Mail.app
Authored by: mgrady on Oct 25, '04 05:08:23PM

I am the lone Mac user in my company, and we use exchange. Switching back to IMAP fro "exchange" mode in Mail got the meeting notifications to come to me (with .ics files).

BUT, our exchange server is in CA, and uses PST. Importing the .ics file into my iCal ignores the time zone. And yes, I have tried the "time zone" preference both ways. It is still ignored.

Anyone have any ideas?



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10.3: See important Exchange folders in Mail.app
Authored by: Anoble on Nov 11, '04 05:27:50PM

Check out GroupCal from Snerdware. www.snerdware.com

I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.

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