Ask the Expert

Get Outlook meeting requests to show as 'tentative'

I just read "Setting up automatic accepts for meeting requests." This procedure will automatically accept the meeting request and will mark it as accepted. However, this does not solve my problem. When I send a meeting request, I want it to show up on the attendee's calendar as tentative until the attendee can answer the request. Do you know how to automate this task?

    Requires Free Membership to View

This behavior is set up, by default, in Microsoft Outlook when connected to Exchange Server. When you send a meeting request, it appears in the recipient's calendar as tentative. At that time, the attendee has the option of accepting, rejecting or suggesting an alternate time for the meeting.

Do you have comments on this Ask the Expert Q&A? Let us know.

Related information on Outlook meeting requests:


This was first published in November 2007

There are Comments. Add yours.

TIP: Want to include a code block in your comment? Use <pre> or <code> tags around the desired text. Ex: <code>insert code</code>

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy
Sort by: OldestNewest

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to: