How to get rid of Apple Calendar spam – Telegraph.co.uk

It is unclear why there has suddenly been such a rise in these spam calendar notifications. It may be linked to Black Friday, or recent data breaches that have seen hackers steal millions of email addresses.  

However, it appears to be fairly widespread, with hundreds of online complaints. The events often run for several days, clogging up calendars.

As well as calendar invitations, users have received spam via invitations to edit Reminder groups – a feature in the Reminders app that allows teams to work on to-do lists together. Spam photo sharing invitations have also cropped up. 

How to get rid of them

The problem with iCloud invitations is that anyone who has your email address can send them, from a work colleague to a spammer from the other side of the world. 

And apart from better spam filters, there’s no way to control this. So you either have to turn off all notifications, or sift through them yourself. 

You should not reject any spam invitations: acknowledging them in any way will notify the spammer that you are monitoring the notifications, and could mean more in the future. 

Instead, you need to shut the notifications off in iCloud.  

  • Go to iCloud.com, log in and go to the calendar  
  • Hit the cog button in the bottom left corner of the screen and then go to Advanced
  • Change Invitations from In-app notifications to receiving email ones

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