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Problem: Calendar Invitations Sent to E-lists

This article applies to: Email for Faculty and Staff

Some calendar invitations sent to e-lists might not be displayed when received and viewed in Office 365.

Investigation by Cornell staff discovered that the e-list system removes a component of calendar invitations as they pass through. Microsoft recently stopped recognizing invitations that lack this component, as part of their efforts to secure the service. Cornell staff are working with the e-list vendor to fix this problem.

Our recommendation is to avoid sending calendar invitations through e-lists. Instead

  • send them directly using Office 365


  • put the details of the meeting in the e-list message and let people know to add the appointment to their calendar.

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