Are Lotus Sametime messages stored on the Domino server by default?

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If I am a Lotus Sametime instant messaging user, are my communications with other Lotus Notes users kept on the Lotus Domino server by default; or does some form of archiving have to be turned on? If they are in fact kept on the Lotus Domino server by default, do they remain on the there unless they are deleted?

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No I do not believe that IM history is maintained by default. Having said that, a lot of organizations are maintaining e-mail, IM and chat history for compliance purposes. In the case of regulatory compliance such as SEC, SOX and so on, records must be kept for a certain period of time for possible discovery during ligitation. Organizations can also use this as a means of monitoring its employees to ensure that they are adhering to the acceptable use standards, as well as not improperly disclosing sensitive information.

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  • pomeroy247
    So, if you are a Domino Administrator, and you delete the User's Email Account but more importantly delete the "Database" from the server and any copies of the Database, is that same time chat/IM message history gone?
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  • Stiletto
    If by "Database" you mean the user's mail file, then no. The IM logs are kept separately from the mail file.
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  • ShreeDhavle
    Can my employer see my chatting history without informing me?
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  • Stiletto
    If they're logging them on the server, sure.
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  • wizbang2fl
    When you log-in to any corporate network the first thing you will see (most likely) is a page which says any communications or activity on the corporate network is subjected to monitoring and retention or some variation of that text. If there isn't one when you log in then they would have had you sign an acknowledgement when you started.  All of this is due to various and sundry court cases that have previously or may come up in the future.   As a result they store most everything.  Phone conversations included.  If it's done on their network or device assume they are watching and retaining any and all information.
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