Invite attendees does not work in Lightning

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Post Posted June 18th, 2012, 12:24 am

The lates update of Thunderbird (13.0.1) seems to have a bug in it. When you enter attendees to invite and click to save, the process just locks u. The only thing you can do to invite attendees is to do it manually by email.


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Post Posted June 18th, 2012, 11:24 am

Yes, this is (now) a known issue. A fix is in work. Temporary workaround might be to switch from Lightning 1.5.1 back to Lightning 1.5.

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Post Posted April 28th, 2016, 11:02 pm

It is the same for the new Lightning 4.7.
I invite people in the calendar invite, but it does not send it out.
If I add it in Google then it is visible in Lightning, but if I then change it in Lightning all invitees are removed.

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Post Posted April 29th, 2016, 12:40 am

This was an old issue which eventually was addressed. I haven't had a problem for some time.

I would say that in my case, the invites get sent but there is no confirmation that they have been sent.

I am using 4.0.7

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Post Posted May 24th, 2016, 12:33 am

@pfrenn I'm seeing the same issue as you. Email invitations are no longer being sent to invitees when creating events in Lightning. I'm using Thunderbird 45.1.0 and Lightning 4.7.1 on Windows 7.

Update: I thought I was experiencing the same issue but after further testing it appears that invites are being sent but are delayed which may not be due to an issue in Thunderbird/Lightning.

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Post Posted June 3rd, 2016, 7:59 am

@SPL: Do you have a local calender or any server (caldav, ...)? I was facing another issue where the server handles the mail delivery automatically besides Thunderbird, which sends a lot of mails but with a short delay. Appointment deletion took many seconds until Thunderbird gets the deletion response.

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Post Posted June 23rd, 2016, 12:30 am

I am still experiencing the same issue with Lightning.

Since we are using it in the company also we are now considering changing to Outlook instead. That calendar invite has worked for years in Outlook and it does for sure not disappear when I save it from the calendar as it does in Lightning.

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