Google acknowledges Calendar spam problem, has confirmed that it is working on a fix

Google has finally acknowledged the Calendar spam issue and has confirmed that it is working on a fix. The company has posted on its Calendar Help forums that it is aware of the issue and is working on a fix.

In the meantime, users can indulge in workarounds to keep spam away, as these spams could lead to potential theft of private data. This Google Calendar spam was detected a few months ago, and it’s been on a rise since then.

“We’re aware of the spam occurring in Calendar and are working diligently to resolve this issue. We’ll post updates to this thread as they become available,” Google employee Lesley Pace wrote Monday in a brief post on the Calendar support forum.

You also can outright disable the feature that is auto-adding invites to your calendar until Google figures out a better way to keep spammers out.

To disable the “automatically add invite” function:

  1. Go to Google Calendar on your computer
  2. Click the cog in the upper right, then hit settings
  3. On the list on the left, click “Event settings”
  4. Look for the “Automatically add invitations” option. Change this to “No, only show invitations to which I have responded”

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