How to protect your Google Calendar from spammer’s attack


How to stop spammers from attacking on your Google Calendar using Gmail?

Spammers are everywhere and they always keep trying to get unauthorized access to your information stored in any web account, email or social media account. Whether it is about security of text messages, calls, social media or emails, all can be attacked by spammers anytime while browsing internet on your system or phone. Besides hacking your online information, spammers has started attacking on your Google calendar to add events or things without your permission. If you want to protect your Google calendar from spammers, let’s learn how to do that.

As you know that Google and Google Calendar both are integrated to each other so whenever you get any invite on your Gmail, it gets automatically saved to your Google Calendar. Events or things get automatically added to your Google Calendar only if auto integration is enabled in your Gmail. Usually, spammers send you fraudulent invites that get automatically saved on your Google Calendar.

You may prevent these fraudulent invites from getting automatically saved on your Google Calendar, follow these steps:

  • Open Google Calendar on your desktop.
  • Click the Gear icon on the top right corner of the screen.
  • Select the Settings option from the drop-down menu.
  • Click the arrow button next to General and then click on Event settings or Events from Gmail.
  • At last, uncheck the automatically add invitations event settings as it is enabled by default and then click OK to confirm the changes.




Moreover, you may hide declined calendar invites in Google calendar, follow these steps:

  • Go back to Google Calendar settings and select View options from the left sidebar.
  • Now, uncheck the box next to Show declined events for removing diminished invites from Google calendar.

Now read: How to add an attachment to your events in Google Calendar


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