Calendar Spam: Google

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?”


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.



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.


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


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


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



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


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



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