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get ics files as attachment

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dear community,

whenever i receive an ics invitation to a calendar event, information about this event is shown directly in the email. however, i'd prefer if the ics file would be shown as attachment (which it isn't currently!). i couldn't find any setting changing this behaviour (e.g. tried "inline attachments" on/off, searched around in the advanced settings editor). according to some google searches the rest of the internet seems to have the opposite problem, that they don't want to see ics files as attachments. so also here no luck. i'd be grateful for any pointers.

cheers tim

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It might depend on the sender's software, but you could try adding 'All Body Parts' to the View/Show Message Body As menu and see if the ics appears as an attachment. Edit/Preferences/Advanced/General/Config. editor, change (or create) the preference mailnews.display.show_all_body_parts_menu to true.

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It might depend on the sender's software, but you could try adding 'All Body Parts' to the View/Show Message Body As menu and see if the ics appears as an attachment. Edit/Preferences/Advanced/General/Config. editor, change (or create) the preference mailnews.display.show_all_body_parts_menu to true.

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thanks, that's certainly helpful, but i'm somewhat hesitant to mark it as solved: i now see (in the latest examples) three "attachments" as "Part 1.1", "Part 1.2", "Part 1.3". it turns out that "Part 1.3" is the actual ics file i'm looking for. there is, however, still the manual work involved of figuring out which part will be the ics file (don't know if it's always going to be "Part 1.3", probably not). while this is not a deal-breaker, it certainly is a nuisance. but as you said, i acknowledge that it might be a problem resulting from the sender's software.

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Note that when an invitation is sent from Lightning, the ics attachment is clearly visible in the recipient's Attachment Pane, and the event Description and other details are shown no matter the setting for View/Message Body As. If you view the message source (Ctrl+U), you might be able to recognize the sender's software from the User-Agent header. The invitation might have been sent with Outlook or an Android calendar app.