If you’re one of a large number of iCloud users that have received spam in the form of an unsolicited Calendar event for “Black Friday” deals such as the one below for Ray-Ban and Oakley sunglasses, we’ve got a way for you to get rid of these without letting the spammers on the other end know that they’ve got a live one.
The offers have been appearing in personal iCloud calendars with the only options to replay with “Accept”, “Decline”, or “Maybe.” Unfortunately, if you click any of these options, (SIGH! as we did before seeing a better solution on MacRumors), it will let the spammers know the account is live, and you’ll continue to get more unsolicited iCloud Calendar invitations.
Here’s how to get rid of the spam invites without letting the spammers know your address is live:
- Open the Calendar app and tap the “Calendars” button, found at the bottom of the screen.
- Tap the Edit button, then on the next screen, tap the “Add Calendars” option.
- Give the calendar an easily disposable name you’ll recognize, such as “Spam”, and tap “Done” at the top of the screen until you’re back on the Calendar screen.
- Select the spam invitation and move it to the “Spam” calendar you just created.
- Tap the “Calendars” button at the bottom of the screen, tap the “i” button next to the Spam calendar, and on the next screen, tap “Delete Calendar” at the very bottom of the screen menu.
That should put an end to the spam Calendar events, and the spammers will never know what happened on your end.
(Thanks to MacRumors for the original tip.)