The origin of and solution to Google Calendar spam... for now, anyway.

Apr 17, 2008

Early last month I wrote a short article about having recieved spam to my Gmail account that automatically added itself to my personal calendar. As I'd expected, I wasn't the only one who'd recieved one of these, and that it would be a matter of time before Someone Out There had the time to really look into it. As it turns out, anyone can send an invitation to a Gmail account and have it automatically added to an associated calendar because such invitations are automatically added by default (regardless of poor sentence structure). I would guess that this is so that the recipient doesn't forget about the event in the event that circumstances change. Preventing this from happening in the future is quite simple: Go to your calendar settings and turn off this functionality.

Next up, posts that don't suck once I get used to this new text editor.