Look for something about the Message Archive in the Options. I have Windows Live Messenger, and to get this to work, this must be done:
- Go to Tools, then Options. If you can't find this, then we will guide you. No problem!
- In Options, click on "Messages" on the left side.
- Look for the area called "Message History" which is near the bottom.
- Under Message History, check the check box which says, "Automatically keep a history of my conversations."
Now, to view the Message History, I have to do this:
- Go to File, then "View Message History..."
- In here, click once on the user to whom he/she was speaking.
- Their name appears in the little area below. Click once on it.
- Now click on Ok.
That's all there is to it.
If you don't have Windows Live Messenger, then again, just look for something about Message Archive, or Message History, and click around. Read any messages that pop up before clicking OK, Yes, Cancel, or No. Always (unless you are expecting the message, and you know exactly what it is, and what response to give it).