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Extra text from headers,etc when Outlook 2003 Client sends calendar invite to Non-Outlook 2003 client

Posted on 2004-08-04
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I am using Outlook 2003, only POP, no exchange. Anytime I send a calendar invite someone who does not have Outlook 2003, they get all of the headers, etc. Here is an example:

> BEGIN:VCALENDAR
> PRODID:-//Microsoft Corporation//Outlook 11.0 MIMEDIR//EN VERSION:2.0
> METHOD:REQUEST BEGIN:VEVENT
>
ATTENDEE;ROLE=REQ-PARTICIPANT;RSVP=TRUE:MAILTO:user@domain.com
> ATTENDEE;ROLE=REQ-PARTICIPANT;RSVP=TRUE:MAILTO:user@domain.com
>ATTENDEE;ROLE=REQ-PARTICIPANT;RSVP=TRUE:MAILTO:user@domain.com
> ATTENDEE;ROLE=REQ-PARTICIPANT;RSVP=TRUE:MAILTO:user@domain.com

> ATTENDEE;ROLE=REQ-PARTICIPANT;RSVP=TRUE:MAILTO:user@domain.com
> ATTENDEE;ROLE=REQ-PARTICIPANT;RSVP=TRUE:MAILTO:user@domain.com
> ATTENDEE;ROLE=OPT-PARTICIPANT;RSVP=TRUE:MAILTO:user@domain.com
> ORGANIZER:MAILTO:user@domain.com
> DTSTART:20040811T200000Z
> DTEND:20040811T220000Z
> LOCATION:XXXXX
> TRANSP:OPAQUE
> SEQUENCE:1
>
UID:040000008200E00074C5B7101A82E008000000006049F4115076C4010000000000000000
100
>  00000998519A8C194074DB9BA6C34F391BD32
> DTSTAMP:20040804T151050Z
> DESCRIPTION:When: Wednesday\, August 11\, 2004 4:00 PM-6:00 PM (GMT-05:00)
>   Eastern Time (US & Canada).\nWhere:
Wayne\n\n*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*\n\nBased
>   upon feedback from some of you\, I'd like to propose a later time on
>   Wed.\, August 11th.  How is 4pm?  Please let me know.  I heard that
David
>   Dellaporta cannot attend on this date\, but I'd like to have a meeting
>   before MRX heads for
>
vacation.\n---------------------------------------------------------\nNow
>   that the first draft of the agreement has been distributed and our final
>   plan approval scheduled for August 11th\, I thought it appropriate
> for
us
>   to meet again for discussion on due diligence\, lot selection\,
>   co-marketing agreement\, site improvements\, architectural review\, etc.
>    \n\nAs a goal\, I would like us to try to complete lot selections on
>   August 11th.  "Mr. X "let me know that he would like lots 3 or
>   76\, 66\, 68\, 80 & 86 (total of five)\, to get the process
>   rolling.\n\nApologies again for getting the agreement out late.  Please
>   let me know if you have any questions.\n\nSender\n
> SUMMARY:Updated: WM Builder Mtg
> PRIORITY:5
> X-MICROSOFT-CDO-IMPORTANCE:1
> CLASS:PUBLIC
> BEGIN:VALARM
> TRIGGER:-PT15M
> ACTION:DISPLAY
> DESCRIPTION:Reminder
> END:VALARM
> END:VEVENT
> END:VCALENDAR
>
>
>

I took out the actual email addresses for confidentiality. What can I do to fix this. I assume I would need to fix this on the Outlook 2003 client. Thank you
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Question by:biswain
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(a) Approach based on formats:
I have similiar problems, but not with appointments. My approach should get you the right area, but then you might need a little trial and error to get it right.

Create a contact record for the person. Right click on their email address and choose Send Options. Tick "I want to specify the format for messages to this recipient". Try some different options to find what works right for your problem.
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(b) Approach based on calendar standards:
OL is sending a vcard format message. Instead you could use saveas to create an iCalendar format file (.ics) and send that as an attachment - the recipient's system might know what to do with that one Alternatively, the rtf format generates a very clean format to send to people whose systems really handle email, not calendaring/appointments.
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