Someone at www.ifunaya.com is still fuming at my post titled: Ifunaya.com, the new kind of spam, which was a plain and simple candid post after I received the email in the post. While I accepted the advice of Waka-about a commenter on the ifunaya post, last 15th-April, and I decided to let the case rest, heres an harassment email from NGEX.com, through the auspices of one Mr. Akin Alao.
Here is his email.
NgEX Info <email@example.com>
date Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 10:55 AM
subject Re: Your post about Ifunaya.com
hide details Apr 14 (8 days ago)
Hello NaijaTechTalk Admin,
We have been informed of a misleading post about our web property, ifunaya.com, which you have posteed at https://naijatechtalk.wordpress.com/2008/10/29/ifunayacom-the-new-kind-of-spam/#comment-965 .
Your post states “ifunaya.com the new kind of spam” and we find your comments disappointing and libelious. We categorically state that this email was NOT sent by Ifunaya.com and find it disappointing that you would defame a website simply because you received an email that contains the name of a website.
We ask that within 48 hrs of this post you either provide full and verifiable proof that the email you mention here was sent by and from ifunaya.com or retract your comments and provide a correct statement of the facts on this page and at this link.
If within 48hrs you do not provide definite proof that the email was sent to you by/from Ifunaya.com or do not correct the statements on this page to accurately reflect the facts, we will pursue any claims we may have against you which can include a claim of libel and defamation.
Your proof can include, but is not limited to, details from the FULL email header that verify that the email was sent from our servers, that the Received and ID tags from the email header reflect your claim and that the real IP address in the email matches our IP address, etc.
Please note that from the WordPress TOS you have to ensure that – “the Content is not libelous or defamatory (more info on what that means), does not contain threats or incite violence towards individuals or entities, and does not violate the privacy or publicity rights of any third party;”
You can read the full WordPress TOS here http://en.wordpress.com/tos/
Please note that we reserve the right to pursue any legal avenues available to us at any time.
Dear, Mr. Akin Alao
Your email is appreciated, with many thanks. Its a pleasure that you have read through this weblog and the only information you find useful, for which you decided to send a threat message(the above) is the post relating to ifunaya.com.
I do not suppose you read the post yourself, since you said you were just informed. Please re-read the original post before you send in your next letter. For the purpose of information, kindly note that the post you complained about is not libelous and neither did I mean to run-down your company / destroy your business. I am not a member of ifunaya.com, neither am I interested in signing up. I have nothing against your company and business interests whatsoever. I don’t even know you, to begin with.
Its already past 48-hours since your threat email and I was just thinking:
I consider it plain and simple harassment. You have not considered the implications of your own email. Is there smoke without a fire? What if indeed I can prove the email in my post came from Ifunaya.com? what would be your course of action. Sir, I would demand more than an apology for your harassing me.
Have you considered all avenues, whether my claims are true or false? Won’t it be better for you to sue me first, then I could sue you and your web properties 10-times whatever amount you place on my head – for damages too. I would use the amount then to buy, cash, your ifunaya.com.
If I were you, I could have offered an apology first, and asked to see the header/s of the email. At least you would be in the good books, but considering the line of action you are willing to take, please note I have my case files prepared.
p.s: I’m not angry. I’m just giving it to you the way you gave it to me.