Enable an option to display declined meetings
Enable an option to display declined meetings in teh calendar (in settings). Often initially one is not available for a meeting, but then due to changes of schedule might be able to join, but since that meeting is not displayed in calendar, simply forgets about that. I found that option very helpful in Google mail that we used up to now in the company.
While this request is being reviewed for future consideration please try this workaround solution:
• Click on the Deleted Items Folder
• Click on View tab on the command bar
• Choose “Change View – Manage View” command on the command bar
• Click “New” in the right to create a new
• Name the view “Calendar”
• Pick the Day/Week/Month “type of view”
• Click OK. Now you should get dialog that lets you customize the view.
• Now click on Columns –
Change the select available fields in bottom-left to All Appointments Fields
Select the “Start” field on the left and Click Start → on the right.
Select the “End” field on the left and Click End → on the right.
• Click on Filter…
Click on the “Advanced Tab”
Click on the Field Drop Down – All Mails Field – “Message Class”
You should have condition as “Contains” .. in Value field type … “IPM.Appointment”
Click to Add to List (below value)
• Click OK on dialog containing Columns & Filter button
• Make sure “Calendar” view you created is selected and click on “Apply View”
• By the way, you can use “Change View” to “Compact” to get back to normal look of the Deleted Items folder
Kevin Fargason commented
please add this feature <3
Sandra Vindelin commented
This workaround is not helping if you are delegate to someone. Would be great to have the feature of "decline appointment, but keep in calendar" available. Would be of great help.
When I answer no to a meeting invite in the calendar it would be good to keep the invite visible Insteon removing it from the calendar.
Yes have a calendar where me declined meetings are moved to. Then I can display the calendar if I want to and see if I am now free. It would be a nice option to have Outlook notify me if I free up a time slot that previously had a deleted meeting.
Please for the LOVE OF GOD stop deleting emails/calendar instances just cause I declined!!!! There is often useful information/documentation in those emails/event information that just disappears cause I can't go to the meeting! FOR xxxx SAKE!(Edited by admin)
It'd be great to see the declined events in the Calendar so that they are visible even though the owner won't attend.
Having option for opt-in, not to delete from schedule when denying meeting as response to meeting owner
Jeffrey Croxall commented
I need to be able to see declined invitations in my Outlook Calendar. Many times I cannot make meetings due to conflicts but I need to know what meetings I missed to keep up to date on topics. In order to keep up to date with meetings I've missed I do not end up responding to the invite which confuses the other attendees. This also makes it very difficult to create new meetings since people do not respond yes/no/tentative to calendar invites because they need to see the original invite.
PLEASE IMPLEMENT THIS FEATURE! THIS IS A CORE FEATURE THAT IS NEEDED AND THE BIGGEST COMPLAINT AMONG MY COMPANY! THIS IS AN EASY IMPLEMENTATION AND IS COMMON IN GOOGLE CALENDAR!
Andreas Pias commented
This would help keep a handle on all meetings, including conflicts
The workaround is interesting, but nowhere near as practical as having the option to see declined meetings alongside the working calendar, rather than having to go and look at something separate. As others have commented, if you have a busy and constantly changing schedule, it is incredibly helpful to be aware that if a meeting is cancelled, there is an alternate that you can now attend.
In addition to the comments about Google's calendar already allowing this, I was able to select it as a user option in Oracle's Steltor calendar which I was using in 2001 - so almost 20 years ago. The first time I switched to Outlook, I wasted a considerable amount of time searching for this feature, because it seemed such an obviously useful one that I couldn't believe it wasn't (and still can't believe that it isn't) there!
Jason Viado commented
It's 2020 -- how is this not an option?
Muneeb Saeed commented
Thank you very much for the workaround, this really helps...!!!
Mark Jeffrey commented
Wow, 20+ steps is a "workaround"?
Why after declining any events it gets removed ? instead of getting strike-through like Google calendar events ?
It would be really handy to have the option to show Declined meetings in my calendar ie to not have them automatically disappear (to deleted) when I hit 'decline'.
This way I could have a record of the meetings I may have wanted to go to, but couldn't, or that I wasn't attending but needed to follow up about something afterwards.
Helen Simmons commented
Allow me to decline a meeting but keep the meeting in my diary.
The meeting organiser then knows that I won't be attending but the invite remains in my calendar for my records and doesn't affect my availability data.
I had to cancel a meeting today, but then later realised need to revert it and reschedule it.
Jennifer Borri commented
This is an essential feature to have in the workaround is not acceptable. We migrated from GSuite and this is the only feature I miss from Gmail. I am expected to accept or decline a meeting and not just leave them all as tentative, but I can't decline any meetings or else they are removed from my calendar and in our fast pace organization, meetings and priiorities shift so what I decline today, I might need to accept tomorrow!!!
That work around of course won't work in web version, but is quite complicated. Really surprising this hasn't been done. It can happen often that you decline a meeting and then something changes and you can make it.. but it should still appear in your calendar as declined (unless you want to remove it) so that you can see it if things change. And change is the only thing consistent in life.
Just a simple thought for a workaround - instead of declining, accept as tentative. then you're not committed, but it will still populate your calendar. Alternately, if I recall correctly if you delete the invite without responding, it will have kind of a shadow entry in your calendar. So it will still be visible, but won't show as accepted.