Allow adding a calendar invite to Proton Calendar when the email isn't in the participants list
I often use email aliases when communicating with unknown contacts or agencies. When they send me a meeting invitation, the alias would be in the invitation list, but not my Proton email address. Adding these invitations to my calendar is usually a hassle. Proton does not add them automatically and usually a message would appear with no further options: "Your email address is not in the participants list.".
Proton should be able to allow a one click option to add these invitations to my proton calendar even when my proton email address isn't in the invitation's participant list.
Truly absurd that this isn't a feature. How does this possibly compromise privacy? Why would you possibly build in this restriction?
Kaiser bh commented
Hi guys it's uhmm 2023 please fix this already, it takes like 5 line of code removal.
Also google calendar allow this so why shouldn't you guys do the same?
Thank you kindly.
This is critical for interaction with my peers using aliases.
I don't understand why this restriction exists in the first place. It would make sense from the perspective of the invite-sender (not to let different people sign-up) but this is from the perspective of the calendar owner (who should be able to put whatever they want in their calendar).
If this is about sending attendance confirmations then perhaps it's enough to show a warning "Your email address is not in the participants list so we can't confirm your participation to the creator". The event ought to be added to your calendar without the need for confirmation.
It's obvious that there are in any case plenty of valid reasons for receiving invites with a different address to the one used for the calendar.
Very important to me.
Whenever I run into this I feel like the app is no longer my User Agent but is instead someone else's User Agent... let me add the events, please. I have the .ics, clearly this isn't any sort of information leak.
David Szedely commented
While I would love to have one email app where I could channel all my email, and one calendar app with all my events, the former would be nice to have, the latter is absolutely critical in order to be able to use Proton Calendar meaningfully in an environment when cooperating with people across multiple domains...
For public events, calendar invites will have been sent with participants' email addresses in BCC, so of course my email will not appear in the participants list (otherwise I would be able to see everyone else's emails, which is an obvious privacy issue).
There's really no reason to restrict accepting invites to only events where you're in the participants list like this.
Moo RX commented
for the love of all that is good FIX THIS! many times I will get invites for meetings I am not directly invited to and have to manually input them for no F'ing reason PROTON WTF!