Spammers are full of resources. Not only clogging up our mailboxes on a daily basis, they are now attacking our calendars, and more particularly the Google Calendar. In recent days, many users have seen invitations to events flourish in their calendars sent by strangers.
These invitations, automatically added to the calendar, have no other purpose than to make you click on a link inviting you to claim, for example, a gift. It is actually a phishing attempt.
You can completely ignore and delete these events, but they will definitely come back, with Google allowing default to add email invitations to your calendar. Here’s how to fix it.
1. Go to Google Calendar settings
Go to your Google Calendar, click on the gear icon to access the Settings of the calendar.
2. Disable automatic adding of events
In the left column, enter the Event settings.
Then pull down the menu Automatically add invitations to pass the parameter on No, only display invitations to which I have responded.
3. Prevent automatic adding of events from Gmail
In the left column, go to the section dedicated to Events added from Gmail.
Uncheck the option Automatically add events from Gmail to my calendar and click OK to validate.
4. Turn off the display of refused events
To be sure that you no longer see invitations sent by spam that you have refused in the past, you should also deactivate the display of refused events.
To do this, go to the menu Display options in the left column then uncheck the option View refused events.
Any changes you make in your Google Calendar settings are automatically saved. From now on, only the events to which you have responded and to which you have accepted the invitation should be displayed in your calendar.