Clear password or user accounts

To improve security, you can clear passwords and user accounts from the sign-in window. Clearing passwords and user accounts is especially important if multiple people use the same computer.

Do any of the following:

Clear a password from the sign-in window

Important: If you have multiple accounts set up, you must clear each password separately.

  1. Close any conversation windows.

  2. If you are already signed in to Communicator, on the Network menu, click Sign Out.

  3. In the contacts window, click Sign in with a different account or change your online status.

  4. On the E-mail address pop-up menu, click the account whose password you want to clear.

  5. Clear the Remember my password check box.

  6. In the Password box, type your password and the click Sign In.

    Note: If you clear the Remember my password check box and click Cancel, the password is retained and will appear the next time you sign in. Also, when you clear a password from Messenger, the password is not deleted from the keychain on your computer. For information about the keychain, see Mac Help.

Clear all user accounts

You should clear user accounts if you sign in from a public computer. You might also want to clear user accounts if you allowed someone to sign in to his or her account on your computer.

When you clear user accounts, account IDs, passwords, and display names are deleted. Contacts are not deleted from accounts.

  1. Close any conversation windows.

  2. If you are already signed in to Communicator, on the Network menu, click Sign Out.

  3. In the contacts window, click Sign in with a different account or change your online status.

  4. Click Clear Account History, and then click Clear History.

    Important: When you clear user accounts, saved conversations are not deleted from the Conversation History. To delete conversations from the Conversation History, sign in to your account, and then on the View menu, click Conversation History. Select the conversations that you want to delete, and then click Delete  Delete conversation button .

See also

Security tips

Sign in to or out of Communicator

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