iCloud retaining old email accounts and computers...can't delete. Help please

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Mike Boreham, May 17, 2014.

  1. Mike Boreham macrumors 65816

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    When I sign in to iCloud on a new computer or install, two old mail accounts appear in the System Preference/Internet Accounts pane. They were closed long ago and not been used.

    When I click the minus button to delete them, I get a message saying:

    "Do you want to to remove the Mail Account "xxxx@yyyy.co.uk" from all your computers using iCloud Keychain? This will remove it from this Mac, MBP-2010, MBP-2011, MBP-6 and more"

    I click the option to "Remove All" and they are deleted.

    But next time I sign in to iCloud on a new computer or partition they are back, and I have to delete them again.

    Some of the computers on the list are also dead and gone.

    When I dispose of a computer I am careful to uncheck "Find my Mac" and sign out of iCloud before wiping it. If I go to iCloud now and do "Show all Devices", the old computers are not there.

    I can't find any trace of the old accounts in Keychain Access.

    Is there anyway I can see and edit what is in my iCloud account? I have not been able to find one.

    Not a huge issue as I don't set up a new computer or partition every day, but it has been going on for a couple of years and I would like to resolve!

    Thanks
     
  2. satcomer macrumors 603

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    What people are discovering if you set up MIl the way you want then close Mail. Then go to System Prerences->iCloud pane and uncheckmark the box for Mail keeping data on you Mac. Then open Mail again and verify it is they way you want. Then go back into the System Prerences pane for iCloud and recheckmark the Mail pane replacing data on iCloud.
     
  3. Mike Boreham, May 17, 2014
    Last edited: May 17, 2014

    Mike Boreham thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for that.

    I can't see an option in the iCloud pref pane "to uncheck the box for Mail keeping data on your mac"....can you help?

    Thanks
     
  4. satcomer macrumors 603

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    My bad sorry. If you use IMAP it won't appear.
     

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