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As in the title. iCloud calendar is not sending invites to people being invited. No matter whether I try via icloud.com or iCal.app synced with iCloud - it just doesn't. No events no updates. Tested sending to a gmail address and at least two other.

Why doesn't it?

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My was not working either as of yesterday. I went into all of my events that I created yesterday and edited them to reflect a change so that an update email would have to be sent out. I did this to check if they were working and they myself and all of the invitees WERE sent emails this time.

Not real sure why, but it seems to be working now. Creating new events with invites also seems to work now. Go figure.

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Still no joy for me :( –  Michal M Oct 14 '11 at 14:01
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As in my previous problem with iCloud - it took a little bit of time for it to start working.

It's also worth noting, that calendar invites don't get delivered to email accounts that are configured in your Mail.app.

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Here's what I found: when you send an iCloud calendar invite to someone's email address, if that address happens to be their AppleID username that is now also associated with iCloud, then Apple tries to outsmart the users, and routes that calendar invite instead to the recipient's AppleID/iCloud account calendar.

Here's a thread I started on it: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1267665

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Found this @ http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/calendar/gtpX0F7kgKI

For what it's worth, I started having a similar issue recently and came across this thread while researching the solution. My wife has an iPhone, I'm Android, and she routinely sends calendar invites to me. We just realized that I've recently stopped getting those invites to my Gmail account, even though she's still adding me the same way she always has. It turns out that since my iCloud account is setup with my Gmail address, iCloud has started to "intercept" those invites from her iPhone. Instead of going to my email account, they're being automatically added to my iCalendar. This can be disabled by:

  • Logging in at https://www.icloud.com
  • Go to Calendar -> (Cog) -> Preference -> Advanced
  • Beside "Invitations" select Email To (Use this option if your primary calendar is not iCloud).

This may solve your problem if:

  1. Someone with an iDevice is sending your the invite.
  2. You have an iCloud account.
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