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MSN Instant Messenger

by mil / May 30, 2004 6:33 AM PDT

I share a computer and am just wondering if MSN instant messenger messages are retained on hard drive after logging out and . if so, how to erase.
Thank you...........Dodger

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Re:MSN Instant Messenger
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 30, 2004 11:59 AM PDT
In reply to: MSN Instant Messenger

Interesting items such as key logging can be installed. Hardware items such as http://www.keyghost.com/ are easy to install and most will not notice such. Better yet, such can be put out of sight for best surveilance of the subject.

Bob

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Re:Re:MSN Instant Messenger
by mil / May 31, 2004 12:19 AM PDT

doesn't the keyghost mentioned bring the keystrokes back???? I want to ensure they are NOT available to any and all. Is that possible????

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Why I noted that product.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 31, 2004 2:13 AM PDT

It shows that such can be recorded covertly and nothing about it gives the person under surveillance a clue that it's there.

What you have to do is sow some misinformation to see if there is such surveillance.

Bob

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Re:MSN Instant Messenger
by glenn30 / May 31, 2004 5:31 AM PDT
In reply to: MSN Instant Messenger

mil,

The MSN IM version may have a bearing on your question; however, if using MSN Messenger 6.2 this may answer your question. Open MSN Messenger main page:

Tools | Options | Messages Tab | At the bottom under "Messages History" uncheck the block if you do not want a history recorded or a conversation saved in a folder. Hope this helps.

There is a small add-on program for IM that will save your conversations in an encrypted form requiring a password to access the file. I find it interesting and useful.

Happy

Glenn

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Re:MSN Instant Messenger
by mil / June 3, 2004 5:26 AM PDT
In reply to: MSN Instant Messenger

Thanks for previous answers....could someone tell me abnout rtf..rich text format. IF Instant Messages are saved via that method where would one go to find out???
With a shared computer it is nice to know about such things.
Thanks Mil

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RTF is not an issue for this discussion. Read...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 3, 2004 6:04 AM PDT
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