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Meeting Requests Don't Appear in Inbox in Gmail - This fix is for you!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Are you missing some meetings when someone has sent you a meeting request, and you are sure you never received an email on this?

This has happened to several of our staff members, and here is the scenario and and fix:

Scenario:

  • Someone makes a meeting request, but you never received an email.
  • You go into your Google calendar, and sure enough... there is the meeting, but it tells you that you have not responded. (You can respond from your calendar event too.)
  • You search your email and no email was received.  What happened??


You have turned off email reminders for your calendar. 

Fix:


Go into Calendar and click the little gear icon in the upper right corner to open Settings.

Click on the "Calendars" tab and to the right of the calendar you want to adjust (assuming you have more than one) click on "Notifications". Then check the box in the 'email' column in the row labeled "New Invitations". Don't forget to hit Save.



Now you will see the invite in your inbox anytime someone sends one to you and have the option to accept or deny the invitation from your email rather than having to check your calendar to see if any events have 'magically' appeared.



6 comments:

Lee said...

Thanks for this. Did the trick for me.

Noel Erskine said...

Glad it worked!

JJ said...

Mine box is already checked. SO this isn't the problem. I still don't know what the problem is. :( Thanks anyway.

JJ said...

Mine box is already checked. SO this isn't the problem. I still don't know what the problem is. :( Thanks anyway.

Noel Erskine said...

Make sure you check your Spam folder. Your email notifications may be going in there. Not sure what else to tell you.

Unknown said...

fantastic!

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