A reader is being hit by a particularly annoying form of spam, calendar spam.

“I’ve got notices popping up on my Google calendar that I did not write.  They also insert themselves to be observed weekly forever.  How can I prevent this from happening?  No one has access to my computer so it must be some sort of malware.  How can I find the command(s) to delete these actions?”

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Calendar spam is all too common these days and can sometimes contain malicious links. Here’s how to take care of it if you’re using Google Calendar.

Open a web browser and head on over to Gmail and open your Google Calendar.

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You’ll want to click on the spam event but make sure not to click on any of the links or to reply to the message.

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This window will open. Click the 3-dot menu icon at the top right.

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Choose Report as spam.  The event and any other events from that person will be deleted from the calendar.

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To block spam from your Calendar, click the gear icon at the top right of Calendar. Choose Settings from the drop-down menu.

 

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Scroll down to Event settings.  Then select the drop-down arrow next to Automatically add invitations.

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Click on No, only show invitations to which I have responded.

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