Gmail and events

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  1. Malkavian

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    I've got something interesting that I don't know if I have noticed before. When I receive an event the web app shows my event and adds it automatically to my calendar. This is fine, but when I view the email in the gmail app on my phone I don't see the event information. Is there a setting I'm missing? I don't have an option to show images, thinking it is an image.

    Any one got any ideas on what might be missing?

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    Not sure on that one. I know when I get emails about meetings, Google now will ask if I'd like to be reminded of them, but I don't think I've ever actually received an event invite through Gmail.

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    When I receive invite emails through the G Mail app, the e mail contains most all of the event data. I can see enough of the event to decide whether to accept it or not.

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    I think I figured out the difference. When I receive an invite from a Google Calender or someone using a Google Calender the invite information is in the email. It seems that invites from Outlook do not show up. I still need to test this again.
     
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    That kinda makes since. I'm sure they have different formats/code behind them.

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    Its been a while since I received an Outlook invite in my G Mail...but I do remember that message looking different.

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    Now you've got me curious. If you don't figure this out tonight, I'll send myself an invite from Outlook at work tomorrow.

    If I was really ambitious, I'd remote in & do it now, but... You know...

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    I sent myself an invite from Outlook and all my Gmail app did is show the invite.ics file. I wonder if I'm missing a setting.
     
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    What if you send one from Google to Outlook?

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    I sent an invite from Calendar to Outlook, worked fine.
     
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    Interesting...

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    That's what I remember...just and ICS file. I think I have to open those from G Mail on my PC to be able to import into my calendar. Will try again tomorrow also...use Outlook at work.
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