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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Google Calendar Spam

Several of you have received spam in Google Calendar. That’s right – an event, automatically added to the calendar, which contains a description starting with the usual scammy lines like “Dear Beloved, I am Mrs Katarzyna Stanislava ... I am married to Mr.Fred Chec who worked with Kuwait Embassy in the Netherlands for nine years before he died ...” etc.

To prevent this from happening (and at the risk of angering Mrs Katarzyna Stanislava) you need to follow these steps, according to Google Calendar support:

  1. Switch to your calendar settings (the general tab)
  2. Next to the label “Automatically add invitations to my calendar”, check the No box.
  3. Hit Save

[Thanks Jared, Haochi and A.! Screenshot CC-licensed by Andrew Huff.]


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