Can't continue setup without iMessage?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by homebrandcola, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2013
    I don't have iMessage. I don't want iMessage. I don't have an iPhone or an iPod. I just have a Mac and want to use it as a Mac.

    I bought a new laptop and have reached this point in the setup, but without selecting my email address it won't let me continue.

    I particularly don't like the wording of "Let other people reach you at" - I don't want others to be able to search for me by my email address on iMessage.


    How do I continue without joining iMessage?
  2. Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Select it, and then remove it after the install.

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