A person seemed to have messed up by a big mistake in the company, and can be subject to being fired, but he claimed, he actually took the action and invited somebody for a one-on-one meeting on Microsoft Outlook, but he just forgot to include that person's name / email.

We are using Outlook version 16.39. Is it actually possible to set up a one-on-one meeting (so it is a meeting with only one other person), where you would be able to send out an invite, but you can "forgot" to add the person you are inviting? I tried in my Outlook 16.39, and if I don't type in a person's name, Outlook would not allow me to click "Send" at all. Is it possible to set up a meeting with one person but you don't include that person's name / email and be able to perceive that you send out the invite?

Here is how Outlook looks like if you don't type in any recipient:

How Outlook looks like

How can a person not type in anything and be able to send it?

  • I deleted my answer. I know very well how Outlook works (and help my clients in this way). It is normally easy to distinguish between a user error and an Outlook software error and Outlook here was working. – John Jul 21 '20 at 20:04
  • @John sorry your answer was not really answering the question – deeper-understanding Jul 21 '20 at 20:15
  • I did answer the question properly. There was a user error and that is what I had posted. – John Jul 21 '20 at 20:17
  • @John so Outlook doesn't allow the user to click the Send button. But the "user error" allowed him to click the Send button. Is that what you mean? – deeper-understanding Jul 21 '20 at 21:34
  • No. the user did not (you say) add a recipient. So that is a user error. – John Jul 21 '20 at 21:40

As I know, it is not achieveable to set up a one-on-one meeting on Outlook without adding the person's name to the invite. We need to add other users as meeting participants so that the meeting information can be displayed on other users’ calendars.

  • right, it is like sending an email without an recipient and the system let you send it and report "successful" -- what does that mean? – deeper-understanding Jul 27 '20 at 0:16

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