Updated: 11/18/2022 by Computer Hope

An account is a membership with a multiuser network, online service, computer, or other service that keeps track of personal information and settings. For example, when you register and create an account on the Computer Hope forums you can enter information about your computer, keep track of posts, and send private messages to other members.


Account is sometimes abbreviated as acct.

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