Calendar Spam Fix

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Stop calendar spam iphone ipad

You check your iPhone calendar in the morning… Meeting with Bob at 8 am, soccer practice at 4 pm, and BUY CHEAP ROLEX WATCHES all day long!! In fact, you’re due to buy cheap Rolex watches, Ugg boots and Ray Bans for the next 3 days! Lucky you!

Not feeling so lucky? That’s probably because you’re not. It means that a¬†spammer with your email address¬†has taken advantage of a vulnerability in iCloud that sends calendar invites straight to your calendar, bypassing the junk mail filters that are present in your email.

You could just decline the invitations, but be careful. If you do that, the spammer will receive an email that says you’ve declined the invitation. To the spammer, this only confirms that your email address is a legitimate one, and they’re likely to send you more unsolicited invitations in the future.

We now have 2 problems: How do we delete the calendar events without sending the spammer a notification, and how do we keep from receiving future events?

Deleting the Events

To delete an event without notifying the spammer, we are going to create a new calendar called “Spam,” move the events to that calendar, and then delete the entire calendar along with all of the events.

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Stop future calendar spam

To stop future calendar spam, we’re going to turn off the setting that makes these events go directly to your calendar. We are going to make them go to your email, where hopefully they will be caught by your spam filter, never to be seen again.

To complete these steps, you need to visit iCloud.com on a COMPUTER’s browser. If you try to go to iCloud.com on your iPhone’s browser, you will not have any access to the calendar settings.

On a computer, go to www.iCloud.com and complete the following steps:
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