This feature is targeted for future Jabber release.
As you already know, unlike CUPC where for each contact you'd have a transcript file and so you can delete IM History per contact as well, however, in Cisco Jabber for Windows, a single DB file is created in which combines ALL IM history for every contact.
When I delete the file and restart Jabber, all my IM's are cleared for every contact. So for now, till this feature is released, you can do the following:
1) Exit Cisco Jabber for Windows
2) Delete the file "email@example.com" from the following location
C:\Documents and Settings\
For Win 7:
3) Restart Jabber and now IM's would have been cleared.
If I understand your post correctly, Jabber does store a history of chat/conversation comments. Is that correct? I believe some inappropriate comments were made on group chats in my workplace and want to document them, besides using cut-and-paste to put them in a Word document.
Note: I am not an IT professional and therefore would not have the technical knowledge or access to examine the history..I just want to know if it could be done. Thanks.
Jabber for windows will create a history of the last 99 messages in an IM conversation. These will shown in a greyed out state to indicate history when a IM conversation is opened. When a conversation reaches 100 messages the client will loop and overwrite the history.
The IM history is stored in a local database file in the users local machine profile.
And currently there is no way to delete this except by deleting .db file that holds all history.
There is a way to actually delete all messages and prevent from messages being written (all without deleting the file).
The .db file is simply an SQLite database file, and can be opened in any SQLite editor - including the firefox plugin "SQLite Manager".. Or my favorite, SQLiteStudio
Simply open the database file, and there will be 3 tables. If you do a "DELETE FROM messages". I don't have the exact table names off hand, but it should be easy to tell.
That's how to delete messages (or select messages) via SQL. If you want to prevent messages from being saved, you can simply create a trigger on the messages table with only a SELECT(ROLLBACK, "") line in it. This will simply roll back any new message logs from being created. Mind you, after you close the chat window, you can't see what you wrote.. But that's desirable to some people.
You can also get a little more creative with it ..
So the actual trigger statement is:
CREATE TRIGGER no_history
BEFORE INSERT ON history_message
FOR EACH ROW
SELECT RAISE ( ROLLBACK, 'some error message' );