Many Instant Message applications (here, I assume that is what you mean by chat session) will allow you to elect to store recent transcripts. MSN messenger (latest version), for example, allows this option.
Under message history, you may check/uncheck:
. "automatically keep a history of my conversations,"
. "show my last conversation in new conversation windows"
And designate what folder to use to save recent conversations.
I certainly agree that reading personal conversations is akin to opening another's personal letters. Changing these options will prevent others from reading chat transcripts.
Edited by jgweed, 02 July 2005 - 08:09 AM.