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Long story short, my employer requires me to install some MDM software on my phone in order to access email, which I have no interest in doing. However, I do rely heavily on my phone for meeting reminders, which I'm missing terribly.

I'm attempting to devise a workaround by which Outlook automatically forwards Meeting Invites (and Meeting updates!) to my personal mail from which I can add to my gmail calendar. The functionality of accepting it or declining it isn't terribly important to me.

Now to my question: is there a way to detect an email as a meeting invite? I think I've got the forwarding bit figured out.

Update: Tried with Julian's suggestion, result it failure. Outlook obnoxiously sends a notification to the Meeting creator saying that I forward the mail on their behalf. Doesn't look too good when it's to a personal address.

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There might be corporate restrictions on forwarding your work email to a personal account. – Brad Patton Feb 26 '13 at 21:01
Yes I considered that, they don't mind Meeting Invites. – R.D. Feb 26 '13 at 21:55
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There is a condition in the Rules settings for "which is a meeting invite or update". You can use this to create a rule on incoming email and get it forwarded to your GMail account.

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Can't believe I missed that! – R.D. Feb 26 '13 at 22:54
I must admit that I started by looking for something more complex among the form flags, only spotted it after a short while. ;) – Julian Knight Feb 26 '13 at 22:57

It appears you can choose to forward the invite as an attachment -- I'm hoping this avoids the obnoxious notification. I just tried this in Outlook 2010, will test it out shortly.

When you create the rule, choose "forward it to people or public group as an attachment."

Potentially helpful link:

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Of course, as of now it's been over 4 hours since I executed the rule and applied it to my existing inbox, which should have sent a pile of messages to my gmail -- none have arrived yet! That's probably due to some nonsense on my work's end, however. – VelvetMarmoset Nov 14 '13 at 19:46

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