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    Default How to supress meeting requests?

    I am, for the time being, using a hosted Zimbra installation and only using the web client. Eventually I will use the Outlook connector and maybe install my own OS server.

    I am accustomed to creating events for myself by dragging emails to the calendar. For instance I get an email asking a question that requires a verbal answer so I email back saying "I will call you at 3:00" then drag the initiating message to the calendar so I will have a reminder to make the call and all the pertinent information handy.

    It appears that Zimbra is sending meeting requests for at least some of these events, which is embarrassing.

    How do I set Zimbra to never send a meeting request?

    Thanks in advance,

    Dan

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    Default "Attendees"

    When you drag the email onto the minicalendar, a "New Appointment" dialog comes up. All the recipients of the original email are listed as attendees for this new meeting. Just clear the "Attendees" line and no mail will be sent; the new meeting will only appear on your calendar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dkarp View Post
    When you drag the email onto the minicalendar, a "New Appointment" dialog comes up. All the recipients of the original email are listed as attendees for this new meeting. Just clear the "Attendees" line and no mail will be sent; the new meeting will only appear on your calendar.
    This is a work around that we use. However, allowing the populating of attendees to be turned off would be better. Vote for http://bugzilla.zimbra.com/show_bug.cgi?id=13096

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    I would like a different solution, have the attendees but not send an invite, so I created a feature request <http://bugzilla.zimbra.com/show_bug.cgi?id=14305>.

    I still voted for yours though :-)

    Dan
    Last edited by ComputerX; 02-05-2007 at 02:00 PM.

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    While we await the enhancement/fix, does anyone know how I can shut off the "drag to calendar" option or the "populate attendees" option? I'd rather prevent the email to all campus than have the nice feature of drag to calendar for the time being.

    I've voted to have the attendees removed as well. We've been piloting with 20 people and 2 of them have already invited the entire campus to an event. (IT people none the less....)

    Thanks!
    -Mary

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    Default Drag&drop to mini calendar in 4.5.3

    Quote Originally Posted by dkarp View Post
    When you drag the email onto the minicalendar, a "New Appointment" dialog comes up. All the recipients of the original email are listed as attendees for this new meeting. Just clear the "Attendees" line and no mail will be sent; the new meeting will only appear on your calendar.
    Unfortunately, in 4.5.3, this no longer works. Even if you clear all the "Attendees", they are re-instated and the message is sent inviting everyone to the event. An option to prevent the populating of Attendees or to prevent the sending of the message is (desperately, given the new behavior?) needed. Drag&drop to the mini-calendar is a negative feature for our users.

    Bugzilla says the fix is scheduled for Frank. Any chance this might be in 4.5.4?

    Richard

    P.S., Please note, when we drag email messages to the calendar, we do not want to schedule a meeting. We want to add the item to our personal calendar so that we can add notes about the event, before and after it occurs.

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    Default Which bug?

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Bugzilla says the fix is scheduled for Frank. Any chance this might be in 4.5.4?
    Not sure. Which bug is it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dkarp View Post
    Not sure. Which bug is it?
    Either http://bugzilla.zimbra.com/show_bug.cgi?id=13096 or
    http://bugzilla.zimbra.com/show_bug.cgi?id=14305

    Thanks.
    Last edited by Richard; 05-10-2007 at 08:20 PM. Reason: messed up url

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    Neither of those bugs is scheduled for Frank. The first one (13096) is sheduled for GunsNRoses and the second one (14305) is uncommitted (BTW, the link you posted for that bug is messed up). The Target Milestone field is the one you should be looking at.
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    I added a Postfix DISCARD workaround for the 14305 issue. Tested in 4.5 but should work for any postfix config.

    Bug 14305 - Disable invite messages

    I'd recommend doing the text/calendar mime discard instead of the lazy body_check for "new meeting request"


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