This morning when I opened by computer, I saw a notification for an event that I never created.

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I have not linked my email address on macbook and I'm not even from US. So why is there an event with some random website in my calendar? I checked which apps have access to calendar, and it came up empty. So is it just some harmless ad pushed by Apple or something malicious?


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Seeing the event is unnerving but, thankfully, it is unlikely to be a virus or current problem with your MacBook.

Instead it is possible this event came from an unwanted e-mail; Mail.app on macOS and on iOS has the ability to add events discovered in your e-mails.

You can disable this feature using the steps from How to disable suggested events in Calendar on iOS and Mac:

How to disable Mail event suggestions on OS X

Do the following on your Mac with OS X 10.11 El Capitan or later:

  1. Launch Mail.
  2. Choose Preferences from the Mail menu.
  3. Click the General tab.
  4. Select Never in the drop-down menu labeled “Add invitations to Calendar”.
  • can we just flag all these as dupes. We're seeing half a dozen a day right now
    – Tetsujin
    Nov 26, 2016 at 9:55
  • Of course, this is the first time I have seen this problem. Nov 26, 2016 at 9:56

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