Have you recently received an email invitation from Google Calendar saying that "You won a free iPhone"? This is a new form of spam e-mail that Google Account users have been recently receiving in the form of a Google Calendar invite. Naturally, most people panic and report the email as spam. Most people will do this to make sure they do not accidentally click on a link and put all of their personal information at risk. This works at first because it removes all of the unwanted events that had previously appeared in their calendars. What a lot of people don’t know is that this is only a temporary solution so if you are just frustrated in the moment with these spam invites, this is the quick fix.
On the other hand, this is the step by step on how to try and prevent these spam invites from appearing on your calendar ever again.
Step 1: Go to https://calendar.google.com/calendar and log into your account.
Step 2: Click the settings icon in the top right hand of the page.
Step 3: Click on "Settings".
Step 4: Click on "Events from Gmail" in the menu on the left hand side of the page.
Step 5: Deselect "Show Declined Invites". This will prevent the spam invites from appearing in your calendar even after you have declined these invites.
Step 6: If you scroll up a little bit you will see the section Event Settings which should be the section right above View Options which is pictured in Step 5. Once you see the Event Settings section, click on "Automatically add invitations".
Step 7: After clicking "Automatically add invitations" the menu pictured below should appear, you are going to want to click "No, only show invitations to which I have responded" and this will also prevent these random invites from showing up in your calendar.
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