Spammers have a new trick: they send calendar invites that automatically end up on your Google calendar, even if the email itself goes to your junk folder. Here's how to put a stop to it
This is at best annoying, as it clogs up your calendar with invitations that are nothing of the sort, instead showing you unasked-for marketing messages or, worse, inappropriate material. At worst this kind of spam can contain links to malicious software that could automatically be installed on your computer.
Fortunately, it’s easy to put a stop to this kind of spam. First, click on the Gear icon at the top right-hand side of your calendar and select Settings.
In the panel on the left, click Event settings and then click on Automatically add invitations to the right of that.
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In the drop-down menu, click No, only display invitations to which I have replied.
Next, click on Events from Gmail in the left-hand panel and untick the box that says Automatically add events from Gmail to my calendar. A box will pop up warning that You’ll no longer see events automatically added from your email. Previously added events from Gmail will be removed. Click OK on that.
This means you’ll have to add events to your calendar yourself, but if you’ve been getting rogue invites showing spam or other, more questionable material, it’s worth the peace of mind to stop those ending up on your calendar.
Google says it's working on the issue.