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David Sparks on dodging Calendar spam

Been seeing spam invites in your iCloud calendar over the last few weeks? I know I’ve gotten a couple. Our pal David Sparks lays out how to combat the problem:

If the problem continues, the best solution is to go into the Calendar screen of your iCloud.com account and throw the lever to move calendar invitations from the calendar app to email. Then you can delete emails before these things ever hit your calendar. The below gallery walks you through the steps to do so.

The crappy part about this is that the next time my daughter sends me an invite to drive her somewhere, I won’t see it until I get to email. Like I said, Apple needs to give us a better way to deal with this.

I confess, I’ve just been declining the invites which, as David says, isn’t the right answer, since it just tells spammers that address is active. I’d switch to email notifications, but also like David, I appreciate the convenience of the Calendar notifications. So far it hasn’t been so bad as to make my account unusable, but yeah, it’s totally on Apple to provide a “Mark as Junk” option or other solution.