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[Feature-request] Mail app and Calendar should handle invitations

asked 2013-12-29 02:32:38 +0200

strnous gravatar image

updated 2015-05-17 23:55:35 +0200

Currently there's no way to accept/accept tentatively/decline invitations (at least from MS Exchange, Lotus Notes and Zimbra) in Mail app which would also insert the event in a calendar (user selected). Also the appointment cannot currently be created/sent neither from Mail nor from Calendar app.

Update: Planned to be implemented in Q3 2015 according to development roadmap available here.

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For me this is very needed functionality. To be able to use Jolla as my main phone most of the business requirements must be present and solid. I do not like Microsoft and its products, but unfortunately most big companies are adopted MS products and one have to live with it in order to earn money.

zlatko ( 2013-12-29 09:26:39 +0200 )edit

My mail invitation contained a

Content-Type: text/calendar; charset="utf-8"; method=REQUEST

which was not shown at all.

axaq ( 2013-12-31 19:02:18 +0200 )edit

I agree. This should work when using phone in business environment

Jarii ( 2014-01-14 22:13:26 +0200 )edit

Yes, this is definately needed. Even more difficult is that those email invitations don't show the time of the meeting so there is no way to figure out if it is urgent request or something that can wait until one gets to manage it in the PC

Vesa ( 2014-01-17 12:30:38 +0200 )edit

Ofcourse these features are rather obvious, but I will list also these features under this question: - rescheduling - invitation of people to appointment - forward of appointment etc.

Jutsco ( 2014-03-10 15:24:59 +0200 )edit

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answered 2015-10-14 11:43:14 +0200

Guillaume L. gravatar image

Mail and calendar apps now manage the import of calendar events from email to calendar, but we still can't manager invitations. This means that the sender of the calendar event cannot be automatically notified when the recipent accepts / refuses the invitation.

There is also no way to adding people in a calendar event, other than sharing it as a vcs.

For a business smartphone, managing calendar events and invitations is a must-have.

At this point, it is the only feature that Jolla needs to become a fully business compatible smartphone.

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answered 2019-02-28 18:04:26 +0200

Guillaume L. gravatar image


As of SFOS we're now able to accept / decline invitations in Exchange and Google calendar. In addition, we can also send / import .ics files.

What we miss is the ability to create an event in the calendar app and add an invitee. We can receive invitations and accept / refuse them, but we can't create an invitation from the calendar app.

Is that on the roadmap?



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there's a road map? :-o

Spam Hunter ( 2019-02-28 18:09:29 +0200 )edit

It's Top Secret.

sunburnedpenguin ( 2019-03-01 10:49:49 +0200 )edit

@Edz It's called Schrödinger's Road Map. Once you measure the state, the system of all the different possibilities collapses and reality turns up. Beware, you might be disappointed.

lakutalo ( 2019-03-01 12:17:45 +0200 )edit

there's a top secret road map called Schrodinger? :-O

The plot thickens, disappointed?, no, intrigued! :-P

Spam Hunter ( 2019-03-01 12:30:04 +0200 )edit

Hola! Ain't I somethin'? :) Then try this: find a solution to the travelling sales man problem on the SFOS road map. :p

lakutalo ( 2019-03-01 12:42:11 +0200 )edit

answered 2015-06-15 19:58:42 +0200

tadzik gravatar image

updated 2015-06-15 20:00:12 +0200

Huh. Just today I got two emails with .ics attachments that I then successfully added to my calendar with a fingertap on the attachment icon. What exactly is not implemented?

Calendar app is also capable of sending events as .vcs through Email app, with a Share pulley menu option.

(Perhaps that was only implemented in the latest update, that was officially shipped today)

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There is a difference between just importing or sending an event on one hand, and being able to accept or decline an invitation or even propose an alternative time and place on the other hand. The latter is part of typical business phones with collaboration capabilities such as Blackberry (phone plus server) in combination with usually Lotus Notes or Exchange ecosystems. Think of scheduling an event with ten participants.

lakutalo ( 2015-06-15 21:18:49 +0200 )edit

I see. That sounds useful indeed.

tadzik ( 2015-06-15 21:22:16 +0200 )edit
2 i just found that it does recognize meeting.ics , it has icon, it just works - item is stored to my calendar and synced to server.

true is that decline/accept invitation should be implemented too

pan tau ( 2015-08-18 21:45:41 +0200 )edit

Nurmonjoki ( supposedly brought ability to accept and decline meeting requests, but on my J1 these options do not show up. Any news regarding this? Importing invitations from exchange has worked for long time, it would be nice if I could actually do something with them. Now I have to send separate e-mail every time. And latest meeting requests brought duplicates, I just deleted the one of them.

Lupin ( 2018-09-25 17:33:44 +0200 )edit
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