Email Assistance: How Do I Respond to a Meeting Invitation in iCalendar?

Email Assistance: How Do I Respond to a Meeting Invitation in iCalendar?

In iCalendar (iCal), you can reply to an event or meeting invitation that was originally created in UMUC Google App Calendar. The newly added event appears on your iCal calendar as well as on your UMUC Google App Calendar. You must have configured iCal to access UMUC Google App Calendar for this function to work.

Note: To have iCal automatically place event invitations in your iCal Notifications box, go to iCal > Preferences and click Advanced. Then select the Automatically retrieve invitations from Mail check box.

To reply to an invitation
Step 1
Check your email in Apple Mail. Click Get Mail.
Step 2
Open the email message with the event invitation.  
Step 3
Double-click the attachment. iCal opens and the invitation appears.
Step 4
In iCal, do one of the following:
  • Right-click (or CTRL + click) the invitation and click Get Info. The Event Editor dialog box appears. Select the calendar and alarm option. Scroll down to the bottom and choose Maybe, Decline, or Accept.
  • In the Notifications box (lower-left corner of the iCal window) click the invitation you wish to respond to, and choose Maybe, Decline, or Accept. To see more information about the meeting, double-click it to retrieve the Event Editor dialog box.

To change your response to an invitation

After you have responded to an invitation, you can change your response (e.g., from Maybe to Accept) later. You can also change the calendar or alarm for this event at any time.

Step 1
Right-click (or CTRL + click) on the event and click Get Info.  
Step 2
In the my status field, click the current status to see the other options available, then select your new status.
Step 3
Click Reply.