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ICal invites not opening in Outlook 2007

by ksoudani1 / February 5, 2010 4:39 AM PST

When I send an ICal invite from my Mac to my work PC I can open and save the calendar date, but my wife is not able to do that on her work PC also using Outlook 2007. I am using Snow Leopard on my MacBook Pro 17".
Whats' up?

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Solution: Zamain for Mac
by Zamain1 / June 8, 2010 10:41 AM PDT

Hi ksoudani1,

There's a basic compatibility issues between Apple iCal and Microsoft Outlook/Exchange. Apple iCal strictly adhere to the iCalendar standard whereas Outlook/Exchange does not. My suspicion is that in one of your scenarios there's an Exchange server and in another there's not.

I've been dealing with a similar issue in the workplace for about 3 years now, so I know your pain. Since I'm a developer at heart, I decided to tackle the problem on my own and built a software product called Zamain for Mac to resolve the Apple iCal to Microsoft Outlook/Exchange incompatibilities. I originally built the product for myself, but soon realized that this can help others as well. Here are the major issues that Zamain for Mac resolves:

* Supports sending Apple iCal invitations from multiple Apple Mail email accounts

* Resolves the "unable to Accept" Apple iCal invitations sent to Microsoft Outlook/Exchange recipients

* Resolves incorrect time zones for Microsoft Outlook/Exchange recipients

* Prevents multiple attachments when viewing Apple iCal invitation emails in Microsoft Outlook

Although I know that this is a shameless plug for my product, I urge you to give it a shot because it will resolve your problems. You can learn more at www.zamain.com.

Thanks!

-Jon

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Zamain for Mac
by catrost / January 13, 2012 9:49 AM PST

I was so excited to find this post as I just bought my first Mac, a new MacBook Air, and quickly ran into the iCal to Outlook problem. I bought and downloaded Zamain for Mac, installed it, went thru each of the steps, but it didn't work. I used the Contact Us link on the Zamain website and described the problem, asking for help to get Zamain for Mac working. Once that was submitted a page popped up saying I'd be contacted within 2 bus days and probably sooner. Two days later, no contact, so I submitted another request for help the same way. There is no direct email, phone number or chat capability, only the Contact Us link. Now it's been 5 days since the first request and 3 days since the second one. No contact, Zamain still doesn't work. So I sent a request thru PayPal to get the support I needed from Zamain to get the software working, and if not, I needed a refund. Within a few hours, a refund showed up. No one from Zamain ever contacted me to even try and figure out why their product would not work. Really disappointed.
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So don't buy this product. It doesn't work. Maybe it used to but it doesn't now!
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Zamain for Mac DOES NOT WORK. DO NOT PURCHASE THIS PRODUCT.
by SysAdmin2013 / January 23, 2013 11:00 PM PST

Zamain for Mac does not properly. It installed without a problem, but it does not automatically open when I create an Outlook appointment (as the directions said it would) and it doesn't do anything when I open manually. I sent two requests to support (as listed on the site) and I received no response (two weeks have passed since I sent the first request for assistance). This software should not be purchased as it is a waste of money. I am hoping to recover the money I spent via a dispute with PayPal.

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