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I tampered with it and chose Yahoo Messenger and then didn't add any more options and now I want to add something else but I can't manage to find how. Is there a way to do it or I have to reinstall Ubuntu?

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you need to press F4 for a new account then a window will appear on the left will be a list of account and at the bottom a + - sign. simply press the + to add an account and - to remove an account. there is no need to reinstall ubuntu just because you have the wrong info in a chat account.

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You can start from scratch by deleting (or renaming) the ~/.config/Empathy folder.

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thats a bit extreme but works. Why not use the GUI –  Shaneo1 Mar 4 '12 at 18:30
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