This is the final message I got from MSN. All further message to them were unanswered.

From: "MSN Messenger Support"
To: <*****>
Subject: RE:RE: CST161777889ID - Messenger: I need to know how to do : : *****
Date: Fri, 28 May 2004 19:00:16 -0700
Message-ID: <0e2b01c44520$af9c90c0$>

Hello Dan,=20

Thank you for writing to MSN Messenger.=20

I understand that you want to catch the person who stoled your laptop by
inquiring of the IP Address that this person might be using.=20

Please understand that in accordance with the MSN Privacy Statement, as
well as the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, Microsoft will only
disclose registration, communication, or connection log information to a
law enforcement official, and only when properly served with a subpoena,
search warrant, or court order.=20

Dan, you are valuable here at MSN. So, should you have further concerns,
please do not hesitate to write back or you may opt to use our on-line
help located at:


MSN Messenger Support=20