In Microsoft Outlook 14.0.7194.5000 (Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010) I have imported several calendars like school vacations etc. which I only want to look into (read). Unfortunately sometimes I accidently create calendar items in those calendars instead of the default one (which is visible to others). Thus it would be helpful if I could add some write protection to these calendars or at least somehow prevent creating items there.

So I opened the preferences of such a calendar and removed the Create items permission.

Calendar Properties

Apparently this has no effect. I can still create items there. Any idea?


This is because you have Full Access permissions on your mailbox. Full Access permissions overwrite all other settings.

  • Is there anything I can do about it? – Marcus Apr 4 '18 at 8:37
  • Remove FullAccess permissions from mailbox level and set permissions per folder. You can only do that as Exchange administrator (using PowerShell / EMC). – thims Apr 4 '18 at 12:29

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