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 Messenger information.
Author: anon 
Date:   06-06-04 00:15

Dan, I used to work over at Hotmail, which also maintains the MSN/Windows Messenger network. I wish to remain anonymous, just because. :P

What Microsoft tells you about getting your own logs is quite true. They don't provide details to *anyone* without a court order. That includes the FBI and state or county police departments. The only exclusion applied (but still required a letterhead for verification purposes) was in the case of physical harm (suicide, death threats, rape, etc.), which resulted in a call to Legal regardless of the hour (day or night).

As far as what the Messenger network actually logs, none of us really know -- yes, even those who maintained the servers and kept things flowing aren't sure what was logged. Messenger is one of those "gray area" things, even inside of Microsoft. But, I can tell you that connection logs (but NOT conversational logs) are likely kept, due to some of the equipment used for the service.

I'll be placing a small donation to you regardless. Hopefully enough members of the BSD community will come forth and help you get a replacement, if not something better.

Best of luck in the future!

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anon 06-06-04 00:15 
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Dan 06-06-04 00:57 
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raymond 22-08-04 00:32 
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nrg 31-08-04 14:29 
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nrg 31-08-04 14:30 
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Sofia 13-10-04 04:20 
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cybersoldier01 07-06-04 02:24 
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b. s. duser 08-06-04 05:16 
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truant 08-06-04 12:26 
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David Eriksson 16-06-04 11:46 
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anon 17-06-04 18:05 
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Dan 17-06-04 18:08 
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Graham 28-06-04 09:15 
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Dan (Monday USENIX) 28-06-04 12:17 
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Graham 28-06-04 22:32 
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Dan (USENIX) 29-06-04 04:13 
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Graham 29-06-04 10:04 
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Dan (USENIX) 29-06-04 12:11 
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Fred Stone 02-07-04 14:53 
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Kevin B 14-07-04 14:47 
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Darren 22-09-04 15:10 
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Ted Mittelstaedt 23-01-05 09:04 
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Shawn Pinet 03-02-05 08:25 


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