Most of the iOS and Mac users have come across a new type of spam invites, i.e. “iCloud calendar spam”. These type of invitations usually contains list of some products to buy or cheap deals to buy sunglasses etc.
These invitations are generally very irritating also, every time an invitation pops up as a notification on your phone or tablet. Although Apple has come with a feature to report the spam invites, but for every spam you can’t report, the better alternative is to get rid of this invites. So if you are one of those who has these type of frequent invites, do try the below mentioned steps to get away from these spams.
Usually only three buttons are present – Accept, May be and Decline, for replying any invitation. But using any of the three buttons lets the spammer to know that a particular account is active, and you are monitoring the notifications. This will lead to more spam calendar invites. Now to get out of this situation you can try out the below method, although this method is not the best one but for sure it will help you out of the calendar spam invites.
The second method is to disable the auto-add calendar feature from your iCloud account. All the future invites will now come in an email from which you can accept or ignore it. Accepting n invite would add that invite into the calendar, while ignoring won’t add it.
Calendar notifications are generally useful for managing your events, but now it is increasingly being used by spammers offering cheap deals and products list. Reporting this type of calendar spam invites is a must. This will help Apple to deal with spam invites more fast. In the recent updates Apple has now made a new way to mark calendar invitation as spam in iCloud. To do this just log in to your iCloud account , double- click on any spam invitation and then select “report junk”. So try these above methods if you are caught in any spam invites and enjoy a spam free account!!.