Manashosting.com – Fun And Games By Email

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Manashosting.com found its way to my blog because they choose to spam my personal email account back in November 2010. Not because manashosting.com spammed once, but several times through 2010. I was in the middle of writers block when another email came in from manshosting.com.

Manashosting.com was the encouragement for starting posts on companies that spam.

http://hosting-reviews-exposed.com/?p=1040

http://hosting-reviews-exposed.com/?p=1152

I was emailed by someone claiming to be Antony John with Manashosting.com telling me I should have used the unsubscribe link. They asked me to remove my posts about Manashosting.com, and to give my email account, so they could remove me from their list. I made it clear that I would not give my email account as I never gave it to them to begin with. Hence why I labeled manashosting a spammer.

After which the email spam stopped from Manashosting.com.

By October 2011 it seemed Manashosting.com decided to do something that they had done on many other sites to my site and that was to post fake positive feedback. They tried to use a post on a Hostgator.com post to get people to go to Manashosting.com. Frankly I thought It was distasteful to use a negative post I made on a host to try and advertise manashosting.com. For which I made another post about Manashosting.com:

http://hosting-reviews-exposed.com/?p=2706

Manashosting.com choose the wrong person to spam

I have a lot of reasons to hate spam. Being a former hosting provider being the ultimate reason for hating spam. I can’t even begin to speculate the countless hours of money and man hours lost in dealing with spam. The more domains that were put on our servers, the more spam that the servers were forced to endure. On top things like spam assassin ran making it to where we had to put less clients on a server. Then there is all the legitimate email that I lost because of measures to avoid spam.  Some cases this would cost me clients. Then there was the occasional asshole that thought they could use our servers to spam. Sometimes my servers were held hostage by the likes of spamcop to pay what very well may be deemed as black mail to white lists IPs. Don’t get me started on Comcast whose own spam policies costs me hours of man hours to fix. They had adapted a stupid practice of using abandoned email accounts to catch supposed spammers. That is only a small taste of why I cannot stand spammers and I could write novels of what can only amount to a burning rage. But this is about one company that will use illegitimate means to get customers, Manashosting.com.

An email exchange with Manashosting.com

I had to meant to post the email exchange between me and Manashosting back in December 2011. But as I stated super busy with issues such as the loss of a family member, work, and well the holidays.

This email came in again from someone claiming to be Anthony John on December 7, 2001.  The Subject was “ACTION REQUIRED
Am writing on behalf of Manashosting.com, on your website there have been several occasion of abuse of service by posting unreliable and false statement about our company which is hampering our business to a greater extent and also its affecting our branding. We from the company have brought this to your notice several times and no action has been taken yet with this regards. Now that there has been a new rule implemented by the Indian government to protect company’s interests and individual interests we request you to remove these folly reviews from your site at the earliest. The rule that is governing is called as Information Technology Act (ITA). If you are unable to remove the folly reviews we recommend that you remove our company from your website completely. All the keywords that are added with our name Manashosting and or Manashosting needs to be removed from your website.

Thanks and regards,

Antony John
Branding Manager
Manashosting
Bangalore, India

I only received one email from Manashosting.com, from this guy claiming to be Anthony John. This time around I have no idea why he has my email, as I never sent a reply back to him through the hosting-reviews-exposed.com Gmail account. I simply posted his email to the first post, and allowed the blog to email him with a email from the system.

Here is my response to Manashosting.com

Anthony,

Your company spammed me, hence why I did an article on your company.  Had you not spammed me you would not have found yourself on my site.

As for I where I lied, point out where and I will see if there is an actually correction needed. Otherwise instead of issuing threats you do not understand, I would suggest in your next email you ask me how you can work to resolve this and change your company to a viable option. By that I do not mean a bribe, but following business practices I lay out.  If you do not want to see any more articles stop spamming me and every one else.

I have done reviews on far bigger companies then you, and they are willing to work with me.

Also Anthony, don’t lie your company only contacted me once, as I published your companies last email.

Regards,

Benjamin

Manashosting.com’s response:

Hi Benjamin,

Its nice of you to respond with your grievances and we do apologies if we had spammed you earlier, but what we would like to tell you is that due to this review on your site we are losing business to an extent, and more over we had never approached you on this, now since there is a law that is in place in our country where we can approach the site owners and let them know about the hindrance caused to us and we would like to settle the matter in a more amicable manner rather than seeking the justice through law Information technology act (ITA) www.mit.gov.in/content/information-technology-act.

We do also understand that there might have been a mistake from our side by spamming you. At the same time we would like you also to consider the amount of work that is done from our side to bring our company’s branding and there by would like you to take us of your website.

I hope that you would surely consider this request.

Regards,

Antony John
Manager Branding
Manashosting
Bangalore
India

I did try to dig into their laws, but frankly I doubt even Manashosting.com understands the link they sent me. It’s a pdf file so not exactly easy to search for the exact law they are trying to point to. I could care less about there lose if Manahosting is going to fake their reviews and spam. But in short I get the last word with manashosting.com.

Anthony,

You spammed a U.S. citizen.  I am not a citizen of your country.  Therefore your law does not apply to me. Spamming is illegal in my country. Which means any severs that you have in my country must comply with U.S. law, not India law.  Never mind my first amendment rights.

But if you want to go after people that have negative things to say about your site, how about  http://www.webhostingreviews.com/manas-hosting-reviews.htm

I also know your spam commenting like you did on my blog my biggest case in point is:

http://www.web-hosting-top.com/review/manashosting.com

If you care to debate it I can make it a point to have that company review the positives.  You have a trend of creating positives (and you’re not good at faking it) every time there are negative comments.

Trying to point me to a law that does not affect me, is not going to help you.  Point to me where you thought there was an actual lie.  I suggest you read each of my posts on your site word for word.  But I know I am not the first to complain about your spam.

http://indian-web-hosting.blogspot.com/2008/09/manas-hosting-spammer.html

Also there is no question about if you spammed me, you did spam me.  I never gave your company  my email nor would I ever give your company my email address.  Which makes the emails your company sent to my private yahoo account spam.  There is no might of about it.  I will not accept a half assed apology.  Simply put I should never have received any of your companies emails.

As for never approaching me on this your full of crap.  I have your previous email from “11/14/10”.

Antony
antony@manashosting.com

Message:
Hi,

It looks like we have sent emails to your personal mail id. This could
have been amicably settled because we also give links for DND which we
update on a regular basis. We request you to mail your email id so
that in near future you would not receive any emails from us. And we
also request you to take the content off your site.

I hope that you would surely do the same.

Regards,
Antony John

Sent from (ip address): 117.192.180.91 (117.192.180.91)

Then there is your email from earlierWe from the company have brought this to your notice several times and no action has been taken yet with this regards.

So yes you have approached me on this.

I have dealt with another host from your country on the same issues.  Unlimitedgb.com, of course they did not try to pull some law on me, they tried to bribe me.  Which did not work out so well from them either.

http://hosting-reviews-exposed.com/?p=2461

Read the blog and actually correct everything I pointed out.  Doing so means I will work with you and update the posts.  The posts will not be removed.

Either way you spam my email, blogs, YouTube account or whatever else I will write up another post.  So before you spam anyone, think twice as I have over 30 email accounts with various sites, 26 blogs, and 5 YouTube accounts.

Once again there was no might have been about the spam.

Regards,

Benjamin

P.S. Spam pisses me off to no end

Manashosting.com can choose to respond to this post, or learn from their mistakes to avoid having to suffer further consequences.

I hope I do not have to give Manashosting any more lessons in ethics.

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