Does Microsoft keep databases of old MSN chats?

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  1. ThE.MeSsEnGeR macrumors 6502a

    ThE.MeSsEnGeR

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    I've wondered about this for a while. and I would even pay to have all the chat history for my MSN (@hotmail.com) account!

    I think this could be possible, because some messages get stored when you're offline and you receive them when you log in. so why don't they keep them all in their servers?

    can anyone help with this?

    p.s. what's actually stored on my macbook is only 6 months old, but I want all 9 years worth of it.

    p.p.s. by any case, does Facebook chat messages get stored too?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    If they're stored they're not available to you. They're probably kept for data mining purposes.
     
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    Pretty sure Microsoft wouldn't admit to holding every single conversation. I presume once they have obtained all the data they want from your conversation they delete it. But I'm no expert.
     
  5. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    Pretty sure the law will make them do so in order to catch criminals.
     
  6. v66jack macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, you are correct it would
     
  7. 0dev macrumors 68040

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    Generally, the times messages were sent, and sometimes the messages themselves, are stored for around two years for legal reasons, after which they're deleted. That's the case with text messages AFAIK, anyway.
     
  8. ThE.MeSsEnGeR thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you all for your replies...

    *walks away disappointed*
     

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