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I sometimes receive emails with .ics file attachments. automatically adds these events to my iCloud Calendar as soon as I preview the message.

How can I disable this behaviour and only add the event if I click on the attachment manually?

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In the go to Preferences->general. There is an option "Add invitations to ICal" which is Automatic or None. You need to choose None.

Mail preferences

When you have a mail with date and time in Mail.App will highlight that and clicking on that will add an event to iCal.

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Doh! I swear I looked in the preferences - but it was hiding right there in the middle :) Thanks! – Nic Cottrell Mar 12 '12 at 13:02

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