Four million e-mails per day are addressed to Bill Gates!
Microsoft chairperson Bill Gates receives four million e-mails daily, most of them spam, and is probably the most spammed person in the world. But unlike ordinary users, the software mogul has an entire department to filter unsolicited e-mails and only a few of them actually get through to his inbox, Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer said in Singapore on Thursday. Ballmer was speaking to government information technology and development officials from the Asia-Pacific at the start of a two-day Microsoft-sponsored Asia Leadership Forum in Singapore.
"There are two people who probably are the number one spam recipients in the world," Ballmer said, referring to Gates and himself. "Bill Gates is number one because he is Bill Gates. Bill literally receives four million pieces of e-mail per day, most of it spam. "And so we have special technology which just filters spam. Literally there's a whole department almost that takes care of it." Ballmer said he was "probably also amongst the most spammed people in the world" because he gave out his e-mail address -- firstname.lastname@example.org -- in all his public speeches. "I receive many pieces of spam but only about 10 of them actually make it into my inbox because of the spam technologies that our IT department implements." - Sapa-AFP