SINGAPORE (AP) — If you thought nobody could get more spam than you, think of Bill Gates. The chairman of Microsoft gets 4 million pieces of e-mail a day, most of it junk, says Steve Ballmer, Microsoft's chief executive.
"There are two people who probably are the number one spam recipients in the world," Ballmer said. "Bill Gates (is first) because he is Bill Gates." Ballmer did not name the second most-spammed e-mail account, but said he also ranks among the world's top spam recipients because he hands out his e-mail address — email@example.com — whenever he travels or speaks. One of Gates' addresses — firstname.lastname@example.org — appears on the periodic mass mailings he sends to customers, though there's no word on whether he actually checks that e-mail account personally. Gates is known to have other, more private addresses.
The only easy day was yesterday.
...some do, some don't; some will, some won't (WR)