It’s annoying to see flooded RSVP emails from your google calendar event guests, whatever it’s Accepted, Tentatively Accepted or Declined. You don’t need these RSVP notifications for events you don’t care about the participance. How to turn off them?

Here are two solutions.

Case 1. Mute everything

It’s usually unlikely what you want. You won’t get any RSVP emails for your calendar events. But if you do, follow this.

  • Open your Google Calendar
  • On the left panel > My calendars > Your name > menu > Settings and sharing
this image shows you open settings and sharing in your google calendar interface
  • In the left panel > Settings for my calendars > click General notifications. On the right side, you will see Event responses, select None for this entry.
edit event response notifications to none or email in the settings of google calendar
  • Now you won’t see any RSVP emails for events you created on this calendar.

Case 2: Mute Per Event

This is impossible. Period. 😂

Google doesn’t support this like Microsoft Outlook does. But there is a technique I can teach you.

  • Open your Gmail
  • Go to Settings
open settings menu in Gmail
  • Go to Filters and Blocked Addresses tab, then click Create a new filter
it shows you how to create a filter in gmail settings
  • In the popup, type and follow this instruction
    • To => type <your email>
    • Has the words => type #no rsvp needed#. Or something complex that only you will use like a signature.
    • Check Has attachment
    • Check Don’t include chats
    • Click the Create filter button
the image tells you how to create a specific filter in gmail to turn off calendar rsvp notifications
  • In the next screen, choose an action with which those rsvp emails will be handled. Here we choose Delete it. and click Create filter.
select delete it as the action for the filter in gmail
  • Now go to your calendar, and create an event
  • Type all the event information and now add #no rsvp needed# by the end of the event description
 create a new  event with the snippet at the end of description
  • When you finish, click Save and send the invitations as usual.
  • Wait people to response your event.
  • Now look at what’s going to happen in your Gmail inbox. The rsvp emails are never shown for this event.
  • If you want to hear rsvp emails, don’t add the #no rsvp needed# in the event description.

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