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Old 04-10-2004, 01:22 PM   #1
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I am trying to find out some information on msn instant messenger. Does my computer keep a log of what has been typed, and how can I view it?
I have a 13 year old daughter that likes to chat with her friends on it. The problem is that there are some 50 people on her contact list and she is very defensive about what goes on. I dont want to keep her off the computer if everything is ok, but how do you know this day and age without spying a little. There are just to many weirdos on the inernet. Any help I could get would be appericiated.
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Old 04-10-2004, 01:54 PM   #2
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I don't think it does but you can get hold of some programs that will log it. Try a search for these. Good luck and hope your daughter stays safe!
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Hi,
I am trying to find out some information on msn instant messenger. Does my computer keep a log of what has been typed, and how can I view it?
I have a 13 year old daughter that likes to chat with her friends on it. The problem is that there are some 50 people on her contact list and she is very defensive about what goes on. I dont want to keep her off the computer if everything is ok, but how do you know this day and age without spying a little. There are just to many weirdos on the inernet. Any help I could get would be appericiated.
Yeah, you can have it so it keeps a chat log for each individual contact. Just go to her contact list, click tools at the top, then click options. Go the the Messages tab and look at the bottom, there should be sopmething that says Message History, clikc the box next to where it says Automatically keep a history of my conversations.

You can also change where the logs are saved aswell


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I don't like it.I just removed mine today.I don't even know how it got there.Try icq.
There are also many ways for parents to child protect.
A talk with my son this week confirmed that his kids will not have the internet in their bedrooms,just a computer someday.
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MSN Explorer - 6 a month for a fabulous explorer with parental Controls and the like - that has a thing where you can be e-mailed every single site that your daughter goes on! If you know the sites that she goes on then you can work out the sort of people who she will be added to her contacts without knowing personally! Hope that helps!
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Hi,
I am trying to find out some information on msn instant messenger. Does my computer keep a log of what has been typed, and how can I view it?
I have a 13 year old daughter that likes to chat with her friends on it. The problem is that there are some 50 people on her contact list and she is very defensive about what goes on. I dont want to keep her off the computer if everything is ok, but how do you know this day and age without spying a little. There are just to many weirdos on the inernet. Any help I could get would be appericiated.
Drop by then if it's so important.You have replys,good ones.
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Sorry! That user has specified that they do not wish to receive emails through this
This doesn't help either.
So open up.
This isn't FBI.com
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Thanks alot for all the great info. Sorry I havent posted sooner I have been away for a couple weeks.
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So where are we on this "big problem" ?
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There are several "SpyWare" programs that will track every keystroke she makes. I used it during a custody battle where my 13 yr old stepson was being allowed to look at porn. It helpeda great deal in getting him out of that environment. At the time, I used "SpyBuddy" located at "SpyBuddy.com". However, since we networked our PCs, it won't run anymore. So, I'm not sure if that particular one would work for you.
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I don't think dragon-x wants to be that protective, but yeah like TheSickness has said, MSN 6 and the latest 7 has a option to turn on conversations.

Tools, Options, Messages, and then click on Automatically Kepp a history of my conversations. You can then choose where to install it, like TheSickness has said It also has no way of storing passwords so she couldn't stop you looking, unless she found this out, and kept turning the option off (this is possible)

If she has MSN Plus though (an add-on to Messenger, it would store all the conversations, but she'd be allowed to place passwords on to protect her) but you could also turn it on for yourself.

I do warn you though, she'll probably have a password to log on and won't automaticaly log on when windows does, and in this case, you'll have to get that, and I don't think that would be possible.

I don't really agree to what you are going to do, and I'm sure shes safe. No one wants people knowing about who they talk to and what about (even if its nothing bad), especially if shes a teenager like me.

I don't get up to anything, but I use MSN Plus to put passwords on, and don't like my parents talking about my mates on it, though they trust me that I don't do anything, so you just have to be wary.

I hope this helps
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OLD THREAD GUYZ!! more than a year!
Don't bring 'em back.
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oh heck...didn't notice that

Still useful though i guess..
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Yeh guys please dont bring up old threads,

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why does it matter that much if old threads are brought up..it helps the newbies alot
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becuase newbies always have the option to "search" the forums, or ask what they need to know. Why bring back an old thread when it was already done. The person found out what they needed, and everyone is happy.
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