how to delete a pidgin account?

David Woolley forums at
Mon Sep 20 17:13:11 EDT 2010

Daniel Atallah wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 20, 2010 at 13:32, Insurance, Isss
> <insuranceadvisor at> wrote:
>> How do I delete a pidgin account altogether?  I don’t want to use pidgin and
>> want to remove my username and account information.
> The specifics on how to clear out existing user data will vary
> according to your operating system, but essentially you want to delete
> your ".purple" directory.  Where to find that directory is described
> in the FAQ (

This will delete pidgin's memory of the accounts, but won't delete the 
accounts, as the accounts are not pidgin accounts, but rather with the 
individual instant messaging services.

How to delete the accounts will vary from service to service and may not 
even be possible.

David Woolley
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