Page 2 – The Problem with Calendar Spam and How to Delete It Without Notifying the Spammer
Two Problems with Calendar Spam
In addition to the nuisance factor, Calendar spam also serves as an opportunity for spammers to confirm your email address is a valid one for their ongoing spam. If you Accept or Deny the invitation, the spammer will get an email notification, which his or her spammy system is likely to then crosscheck against their spammy database. The same thing happens if you just delete the invitation, too.
You don’t want that. You really, really don’t.
But there’s kind of a workaround, as noted in Apple’s online support forum. It’s a little whacky, but anything beats helping to build that spammy database.
How to Delete Calendar Spam Without Notifying the Spammer
1.) Create a new calendar. This is a temporary calendar, and you’re going to delete it shortly. I made one I named “Trash,” as shown below.
2.) Move your spammy calendar invites to the temporary calendar.
3.) Delete the temporary calendar by right-clicking on it and drilling down to Delete, as shown below.
4.) When you delete it, you’ll get a popup dialog box asking what to do with the invitations in this calendar. Choose Delete and Don’t Notify! It defaults to “Notify,” which you don’t want.
Now your calendar spam is gone, and the bad guys don’t get extra data with which to hammer you with their frickin’ spam.