[CalendarServer-dev] [Calendar and Contacts Server] FAQ modified
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Wed Nov 3 08:54:24 PDT 2010
Changed page "FAQ" by sagen at apple.com from 18.104.22.168*
Page URL: <http://trac.calendarserver.org/wiki/FAQ>
Diff URL: <http://trac.calendarserver.org/wiki/FAQ?action=diff&version=5>
Comment: Added iMIP instructions
--- FAQ (version: 4)
+++ FAQ (version: 5)
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+== Scheduling over Email (iMIP) ==
+Calendar Server can send invitations to "external" users (i.e., those without an account on the server) via email, using the iCalendar Message-Based Interoperability Protocol (iMIP - http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2447 ). If you create an event and add an attendee which has an email address but does not have a local account, the server will generate an email message with a icalendar attachment containing the event details and a request for response. If the attendee uses an iMIP-compatible client to respond to the invitation, the server will parse the reply and update the organizer's copy of the event accordingly.
+What is required to set up iMIP:
+ * An SMTP server
+ * An IMAP or POP server
+ * An email account '''dedicated''' to the calendar server -- '''it is important that you not use your own email account for this because the server will delete any messages that appear in this account'''
+ * Create an IMAP or POP account solely for use by the calendar server
+ * Edit caldavd.plist:
+ * iMIP
+ * Enabled = true
+ * Sending
+ * Server = your SMTP server name
+ * Port = the port your SMTP server is listening on
+ * UseSSL = true/false depending on whether your SMTP server is using SSL
+ * Username = username to log in to SMTP (leave empty if no authentication is required by your SMTP server)
+ * Password = password to log in to SMTP (leave empty if no authentication is required by your SMTP server)
+ * Address = used as the From: address
+ * Receiving
+ * Server = your inbound (IMAP/POP) server name
+ * Port = the port your IMAP/POP server is listening on
+ * Type = either pop or imap
+ * UseSSL = true/false depending on whether your IMAP/POP server is using SSL
+ * Username = username to log in to IMAP/POP '''(do not use your own email account for this or your inbox will be wiped out)'''
+ * Password = password to log in to IMAP/POP
+ * PollingSeconds = how often to poll for incoming replies
+ * AddressPatterns = an array of regular expressions defining which email addresses to send iMIP messages to -- if an external attendee's email address does not match these patterns, no invitation will be sent to them.
+ * Restart calendar server
* The IP shown here might not mean anything if the user or the server is
behind a proxy.
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