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Someone asked me to send them an Outlook invite. I'm not on Outlook and don't want to set up an email account just to send them an invite.

Is there a way to send an Outlook invite from Gmail?

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migrated from superuser.com Mar 3 '11 at 20:16

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There is no specific invite for an Outlook user within the default Gmail interface. Since you can send a calendar invitation within Gmail now testing the behavior of Outlook should be trivial.

Generally speaking varying clients such as Outlook, Lotus Notes, Thunderbird, etc... acknowledge the invites from a differing client; however in some cases they don't.

Based on information from this thread it appears that at least towards the end of 2007 they stopped working; going from Gmail to Outlook.

The best option is to simply send a standard calendar invitation within Gmail to see how Outlook responds.

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That is a nice new feature, and seems to work great with Windows 7 and Outlook 2010. – Brian Mar 3 '11 at 19:45

I just tested this by creating an event in my Google Apps Calendar to my Outlook 2010 calendar at work. It successfully came through as a calendar invite, and upon accepting, it was added to my Outlook calendar, Google calendar and the acceptance response email was received in the GMail.

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