I love my iPhone and it changed the way I deal with email. However there is an annoyance: It seems that the iPhone mail app cannot deal with meeting invitations in .ics format (e.g. sent by Lotus Notes).

I use Gmail via IMAP. When I go to Gmail via PC/Browser it displays the meeting and I can accept the invitation. The Gmail iPhone page also displays it opposed to the iPhone mail client but I cannot accept it.

Is there any iPhone app / hack / workaround so I can accept invitations right inside iPhone mail or iPhone calendar (my Google calendar & contacts get pushed via Google Mobile / ActiveSync)?


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When I receive an invitation to my Gmail account, it auto populates in my Google Calendar with a question mark beside it.

Unfortunately you can't accept - however it will now show in your calendar.

If the invite is sent from gmail, there is a link to select if you want to accept the invite.

Not exactly the full answer you're looking for but, hopefully this helps.


The iPhones mail app works fine for me or the google calendar in safari. It asks if you want to accept it and simply click yes.


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