Actually, there are a couple of things I have problems with in their agreement.
Quoting from the Service Agreement at http://mobile.live.com/wmlup/terms.aspx?mkt=en-US
4. How You May Not Use the Service. |
In using the service, you may not:
engage in, facilitate or further unlawful conduct;
use the service in a way that harms us or our advertisers, affiliates, resellers, distributors and/or vendors, or any customer of ours or our advertisers, affiliates, resellers, distributors and/or vendors;
use any portion of the service as a destination linked from any unsolicited bulk messages or unsolicited commercial messages ("spam");
use any unauthorized third party software or service to access the Microsoft instant messaging network (currently known as the .NET Messenger Service);
use any automated process or service to access and/or use the service (such as a BOT, a spider, periodic caching of information stored by Microsoft, or "meta-searching");
use any unauthorized means to modify or reroute, or attempt to modify or reroute, the service;
damage, disable, overburden, or impair the service (or the network(s) connected to the service) or interfere with anyone's use and enjoyment of the service; or
resell or redistribute the service, or any part of the service.
You can find a list of authorized third-party software at .NET Messenger Service.
I could be wrong, but I'm reading that first part as "You can't use our services (e.g. Messenger) to complain about the crappy service you received from us or anyone we don't want you to badmouth including anyone who's coughed up a couple of bucks to run ads on our search engine."
And the second thing I highlighted is that you can only use MSN/Windows Live/.NET Messenger/Whatever Marketing Dreams Up Next To Sow Confusion with clients from companies that Microsoft has blessed. I don't see BeeJive, SHAPE or even RIM on their list; the third-party section of it consists of 2 companies: NCSoft & Yahoo.