Geary no have option to remove last account

Bug #1142152 reported by Carlos Gomes on 2013-03-03
This bug affects 13 people
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Bug Description

I could not find in Geary, a way to remove the account, the button is disabled and I think that's default, is that right?
I think it would be good the user have the option to remove the account.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: elementary OS 0.2
Package: elementary-desktop 1.295-0~369~precise1 [origin: LP-PPA-elementary-os-daily]
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-38.61-generic 3.2.37
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-38-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu17.1+elementary3~precise1
Architecture: amd64
CrashDB: elementary_meta
Date: Sun Mar 3 09:37:39 2013
InstallationMedia: elementary OS 0.2 "Luna" - Beta 1 amd64 (20121114)
MarkForUpload: True
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: elementary-meta

ThirdParty: True
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Carlos Gomes (cjgomes-it) wrote :
Cody Garver (codygarver) on 2013-03-03
affects: elementaryos → geary
Jim Nelson (yorba-jim) wrote :

Do you have more than one account? Geary currently doesn't allow you to remove the final account.

Changed in geary:
status: New → Incomplete
Carlos Gomes (cjgomes-it) wrote :

i have only one account.

Jim Nelson (yorba-jim) wrote :

That's a current limitation of Geary. I've reported it upstream at

Changed in geary:
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Maicol (maicol-bentancor) wrote :

I've the same problem, i unistalled geary and the preferences didn't delete.

runner (runner2) wrote :

There is a workaround to remove undesired accounts from Geary.
After you did
sudo apt-get remove geary
do the following.
In your local directory, go to .local | geary | and manually delete any accounts you do not want to have.
When you reinstall Geary, it will only see the accounts you left in .local/geary.

I have not tested the solution just deleting the accounts without removing geary, and I will leave that as a homework assignment to the next person.

Jim Nelson (yorba-jim) on 2015-01-20
summary: - Geary no have option to remove account
+ Geary no have option to remove last account
Sam Balana (sambalana247) wrote :

I didn't run into any problems by simply deleting the accounts without reinstall geary.

rm ~/.local/share/geary/*

Habutre (habutre) wrote :

Same here, I kill the geary process (kill -15 <process id> )to avoid any locked file and remove the account under .local/share/geary successsfully

Billy (greenstar-6) wrote :

This bug is still there. I would like to delete the one account.

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