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

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 …

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Unusual Gmail spam.

Has anyone recieved spam in their Google Mail accounts from 'William Griffin' that comes in the form of an invitation to an event (in the Google Calendar sense)? If so, have you found that it's inserted itself into your Google Calendar (if you have one) even though you haven't accepted or declined it, but deleted it instead?

I received such spam earlier today, read through it, and rather than click "yes/no/maybe" deleted the invitation. Just a few minutes ago, I discovered that it had inserted itself into my public Google Calendar because it sent a text message to …

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An announcement from your electronic lords and masters.

Gina Trapani over at Lifehacker posted this morning that at least some users of Gmail are showing support for IMAP in addition to the nifty-keen-like-wow AJAX web and POP3 interfaces to the service. Right now, only a small number of users have IMAP support available to them but Google's announced that it'll be opened up to everyone else within a couple of days. To see if you have support for it, log into your Gmail account, click on the Settings link (top-right corner, to the right of your e-mail address), "Forwarding and POP/IMAP", and scroll down to see if …

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