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E-list Issue with Office 365 Calendar Invitations


The vendor for Cornell’s e-list service (Lyris) continues to work on a problem affecting calendar invitations from Office 365. It’s occurring because historically the e-list system has removed a component of calendar invitations as they pass through. In May, Microsoft stopped recognizing invitations that lack this component as part of their efforts to secure Office 365. The vendor has been working on fixing the problem, and shared that they are trying to work toward a resolution sometime this fall.

While the vendor continues to work to fix the problem, it’s best to avoid sending calendar invitations through e-lists. Two other options are to send them directly to recipients using Office 365 or to 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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