Set up different email accounts on different computers

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by Nermal, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

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    I've just installed 10.10 on my spare machine (clean install) and logged into my iCloud account. It automatically set up a third-party (ie. non-iCloud) email account that I use on my 10.9 desktop.

    I don't want those emails coming into that machine, so I went into Sys Prefs > Internet Accounts and removed the account. Lo and behold, it went and removed the account from my 10.9 machine too! When I re-added it on 10.9 (thankfully an IMAP account so nothing was actually deleted), it then reappeared on 10.10.

    It seems that iCloud Keychain is doing this, as turning off Keychain on the 10.10 machine has stopped it from copying account settings around. However, I have of course lost the ability to use Keychain.

    I suspect that if I turn it back on then it'll start copying settings all over the place again. How can I get around this? I still want to be able to use iCloud Keychain so that I can log into websites easily, but I don't want to get work emails on my "relaxation" machine.

    Help! :)
     
  2. NoBoMac macrumors 6502a

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    Take the account off-line on the one machine?
     
  3. Nermal, Oct 21, 2014
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    Thanks, but it didn't work.

    I've re-enabled iCloud Keychain, which did indeed plonk the unwanted account back in there. I then disabled the account... and although it no longer shows up in the sidebar, Mail still connects to it. This is a problem because the third-party provider hasn't configured SSL properly and I get an SSL error when I open Mail - it's something that I live with on my Mavericks machine, but I want to get rid of it completely on the Yosemite machine.

    Edit: Something that I forgot to mention is that there IS an option to remove the account from the single computer, however it doesn't seem to work. It asks for my account password (why?) and then does nothing. I'll log it as a bug when I get home.
     
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    Apple's just closed the bug as behaving "according to spec". Apparently it's supposed to be broken after all :rolleyes:
     

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