A Manly apartment building tenant has won her appeal against paying $120,000 in defamation damages to a fellow resident who claimed her email implied he was a "small-minded busybody".
Gary Raynor, chair of the Watermark building's strata committee, sued Patricia Murray over a May 2017 email to him, other residents and her real estate agent in which she asked him to stop emailing her about locking her mailbox.
Judge Judith Gibson awarded Mr Raynor $120,000 in damages in May after finding the meanings were conveyed and that Ms Murray had not established a defence to any of them.
But the NSW Court of Appeal on Wednesday allowed her appeal and set aside the judge's orders.
It also ordered Mr Murray to pay her legal costs.