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?