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  1. #1
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    Question Unanswered: Sending an outlook appointment from an .asp page

    I have a simple scheduling app that works like this....

    1) visitor selects available time from list;
    2) enters their name, email, phone, etc. and notes;
    3) data is stored with selected date/time into a SQL db;
    4) a staff person goes into admin screen and assigns scheduled appointments;
    5) an email with the visitors information goes to the assigned staff person;

    The web server is running CDONTS or Aspmail for creating email messages. Internally the client is running Outlook to an external POP server (not Exchange).

    I would like the email that is sent to the assigned staff person to come in as an appointment request. I know they will have to accept it but that is acceptable.

  2. #2
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    I would;

    Search google, and google usenet forums for the format of the outlook email, or you could try saving a test email message (send one to your self, and then drag it onto the desktop) opening it in notepad or a hex editor and seeing what it looks like; if your lucky its XML format and therefore easy, otherwise it will be a long task (but not toooo long) to deciper the way it works - you would just have to repeat the proccess; changing the settings in the test email each time and noting the differences - you would/could eventually work out the format yourself.

    I could do this for you, but I would not be able to do it for free. Please PM me if you have no luck on google or doing it your self...

  3. #3
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    vCalendar

    It's not the MS format, but there's a standard format that MS and many other email/calendar clients support.

    For Contacts it's called "vCard", for Calendar it's called "vCalendar".

    I have both of the specifications printed out and kept at close hand. The jist of it would be to use the vCalendar specifications to generate a text file on the web/app server. Then you'd attach that file to an email to be sent to the recipients. After the web/app server delivers the email with the vCalendar attachment, you'd remove the file.

    Hit Google for "vCalendar".. you'll find some info...

  4. #4
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    Talking Thanks - that was it.

    Quite simple when you know where to look. Thanks for the info.

  5. #5
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    I haven't used vCalendar yet, but I've used vCard... initially I did it by hacking out the format from Outlook, but then I found the specifications which made it much easier.

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