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Rogue appointments in ical from Mail

817 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Jul 20, 2013 11:51 PM by Navelpluis RSS
Cartoonguy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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May 7, 2013 10:01 AM

Something new and worrying has happened. I just received a Spam email soliciting money, but they included an appointment which automatically got input into ical, so now I have an ical appointment to delete.  I did not open the email or click on anything.  It just did this all by itself.  I'm concerned about this invastion into my ical from a spammer.  Can this be avoided?

 

I notice it's actually an invitation from Google Calendar. 

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  • Ferd II Level 7 Level 7 (23,215 points)
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    May 7, 2013 3:57 PM (in response to Cartoonguy)

    Cartoonguy,

     

    Open Mail>Preferences...>General> and make sure that "Add invitations fo Calendar:" is set to "Never."

     

    Since you did not open or click on anything, I expect that your computer has not been compromised in any way.

     

    P.S. Are you a reliable business partner?

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  • Ferd II Level 7 Level 7 (23,215 points)
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    May 7, 2013 4:46 PM (in response to Cartoonguy)

    Cartoonguy,

     

    Also check Calendar>Preferences...>Advanced>and be sure to uncheck "Automatically retrieve CalDAV invitations from Mail."

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  • Ferd II Level 7 Level 7 (23,215 points)
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    May 8, 2013 10:21 AM (in response to Cartoonguy)

    Oh yes, I am indeed a reliable partner! 

    Good to hear that!

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    Jul 20, 2013 11:51 PM (in response to Cartoonguy)

    To be honest I do not find this a solution. Some people use automatic invitation by email, since it simply saves you time.

    What I really would like to see is a "KILL" button so that invitations like this are seen as spam and will never get into iCal again. Apple, please add this to iCal and these problems are away.

     

    BTW, why is it so hard to get rid of these dam**d spammers? "Yes we Scan" surely knows who they are and where they are located, right ?

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