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Internet Account Keeps Coming Back after deletion on MacOS

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Today I tried to delete an inactive Internet account on system preference. It was deleted successfully but come back again after 20 seconds. This drives me nuts.

I tried these methods, but none of them works.

  • Boot in safe mode, delete account.
  • Delete record in ZACCOUNT table in ~/Library/Accounts/Accounts4.sqlite.
  • Delete related items in Keychain Access app.

Later, RedHatDude’s answer in this post gives me a clue, it looks like a iCloud sync problem. I tried to delete the account on my 3 MacBooks together. Thank goodness! It does not show up again.

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  1. Removing Accounts from Internet Accounts
  2. Every time I delete an internet account it comes back
  3. Gmail account keeps coming back after delete