Email Accounts Password Disappeared from Keychain

nollimac

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Oct 10, 2013
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Few days ago, I went to open Mail and was greeted with several notifications (for each accounts). Of course, I was surprised...went to Keychain and all email accounts disappeared and I have several (a lot) iMessage encryption key - public key as well as iMessage signing key - public key...with El Capitan, Apple removed Keychain's first aid. How could this happen? Would Keychain rebuild itself if I delete all content from ~Library/Keychains?

I never liked Keychain.
 

Weaselboy

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I get those also. I went through once and deleted them all, but over time they came back. I just ignore it. I think it is a bug.

You can make a new Keychain and delete the old one, but any saved passwords of course will be gone and you will have to reenter everything.

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nollimac

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Original poster
Oct 10, 2013
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I get those also. I went through once and deleted them all, but over time they came back. I just ignore it. I think it is a bug.

You can make a new Keychain and delete the old one, but any saved passwords of course will be gone and you will have to reenter everything.

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Thank you Weaselboy for responding...it was my first time under El Capitan; however, I have had issues in the pass with earlier OS. I had pages of both iMessage encryption key and the iMessage Signing key...what I had post above was just one page of each. It would have taken forever to delete every single item...so I just deleted all content in ~Library/Keychains...of course; I could not get rid of that folder from earlier OS. I didn't bother to save any password to Keychain as I think the app is messed up and won't lock anymore.
 
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