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Bill Gates is world's most spammed person

Agencies | November 18, 2004 15:25 IST

Steve Ballmer, Microsoft Chief Executive Officer, has news for Internet users who are sick of being bombarded with spam mail.

At a two-day Microsoft-sponsored Asia Leadership Forum in Singapore, Ballmer revealed that Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates receives 4 million e-mails every day, which probably makes him the most 'spammed' person in the world, reported The Australian on Thursday.

However, unlike lesser mortals, the world's richest man has an entire department to filter unsolicited e-mails and only a few of them actually get through to his inbox, said the newspaper.

"There are two people who probably are the number one spam recipients in the world," Mr Ballmer said referring to Mr Gates and himself. Bill Gates (is number one) because he is Bill Gates. Bill literally receives four million pieces of email per day, most of it spam," Ballmer said at the conference.

Ballmer said he was also one of the most spammed people in the world because he gave out his e-mail address -- -- at all his public speeches.

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