I recently got a Macbook Pro for work, and am pretty new to the platform. One of the annoying things I noticed, is that after I configured all of my Gmail accounts, I started automatically getting these "alert" e-mails for calendar appointments.

I don't want Mail or Calendar to send me alert e-mails, because I already get them directly from Google.

My question is: How can I disable these alert e-mails from occurring?


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It is indeed Mac Calendar problem as author of the question suggested.

I faced the same issue and observed that I get these nasty "Alert - ..." emails only when Mac wakes up. I also did not get them before I started using my Mac.

To solve the problem on macOS 10.12.3:

  • Open Calendar app
  • Find your Google calendar on the list and right mouse click it
  • Select "Get Info" option from the context menu
  • Mark "Ignore alerts" checkbox in the popup window (see screenshot). enter image description here
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    If only it was possible to selectively ignore them. E.g. display notifications but don't send emails. Jan 14, 2020 at 22:49

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