Calendar Spam

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I opened my email this morning and saw that some events had been added to my calendar without my permission. I consider this a breach of my privacy. Who the heck can just add events to MY calendar?

Well, until I changed some things in my Google Calendar this morning, ANYONE COULD!

So here’s how you keep this little annoyance from popping up on your calendar/phone.

This only works for people who are synchronizing with Google Calendar, if you use iCloud for your calendar then you will need to follow the instructions for iCloud available here.

  • Log into your Google Calendar at calendar.google.com
  • Go to the top right corner and click the Gear and go to “Settings”
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  • Scroll down to the bottom. The 4th option nearest the bottom says “Automatically add invitations to my calendar” change this to “No, only show invitations to which I have responded”invitations

 

  • Hit “Save” at the very bottom and this annoyance should be gone.

Spammers are always coming up with new ways to get in our faces but this is one of those highly intrusive ways that would guarantee I would never do business with one of these people. This is the digital equivalent of leaving a flyer on my windshield. It’s just not a way to get good business.

I hope this blog has helped keep the calendar spam at bay. If for some reason you’re still having issues, give my office a call and set up an appointment. I’ll be happy to assist you in any way I can.

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