6 Replies Latest reply: Jul 20, 2013 11:51 PM by Navelpluis
Cartoonguy Level 1 (0 points)

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. 


iMac, OS X Mountain Lion
  • Cartoonguy Level 1 (0 points)

    This is what it looks like:

     

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  • Ferd II Level 7 (25,780 points)

    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 (25,780 points)

    Cartoonguy,

     

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

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  • Cartoonguy Level 1 (0 points)

    Oh yes, I am indeed a reliable partner! 

     

    Thanks Ferd.  My Mail prefs were already set that way, but I also changed the prefs in Calendar.  Hoping that does it.

  • Ferd II Level 7 (25,780 points)

    Oh yes, I am indeed a reliable partner! 

    Good to hear that!

  • Navelpluis Level 1 (0 points)

    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 ?