Permanent Solution for Calendar Spam Attacks!
During the United States Thanksgiving weekend, I was bombarded with two further calendar spam rat attacks fake flotsam from China. I would like to send them with the previously prescribed method, no dangerous recovery & # 39; required.
But even better! Yesterday (11-29) Sean Gallagher of Ars Technica posted a permanent solution to Calendar ] spam rat attack that works the charm. It pushes off infections in the Mail application instead, where the brutal assaults are forced through the spam filtering system, killing them dead.
√ Spam rat eradicated.
How to stop the wave of Apple Calendar invite spam
Delete them only encourages them – and confirm that your address is live.
Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, 2016-11-28
Here's my little simplistic set of instructions. Note that this must be done on a desktop / laptop computer. It will not work using iOS!
1) Sign in to (login) to your iCloud account at:
2) Click on the icon Calendar .
3) When your calendar page is loaded, look down at the bottom left of the symbol gear . Click it and select & # 39; Preferences & # 39 ;.
4) In the preference sub window, click the & # 39; Advanced & # 39; tab.
5) In the bottom part of the & # 39; Advanced & # 39 ;, marked & # 39; Invitations & # 39 ;, you see that the default setting for the radio button is & # 39; In-app notifications & # 39 ;. Instead, click & # 39; Email to … & # 39; your iCloud email address. (Ignore & # 39; Use this option if …).
6) Click Save & # 39; at the bottom right.
No more invitations are attacked in your calendar. But notice! Any legitimate calendar invitations are also sent to your email account. Therefore, be careful when reading your email to check for invitations you want to accept. In Mail you can choose to have them added to your calendar.
When you receive spam rotate invitations & # 39; in Mail you can only mark them as & # 39; Junk & # 39 ;. More trash from the same spam cats will be thrown into junk without the need to ask.
Reporting Calendar & # 39; Invitation & # 39; Spam:
I spoke to technical support at SpamCop.net about Calendar Invitation & # 39; spam. They refused to reconsider their spam reporting web sites to accept this new spam version and referred to another organization that can address the challenge. But fix Sean Gallagher gave the solution the problem. In the future, I can send "invitation" spam to SpamCop directly from Mail.
Remaining Issues, iCloud Photo Sharing Spam:
Unfortunately, there is no similar preference fix to stop iCloud Photo Sharing spam. One is Apple's burden to resolve.