Bill Gates get 4 million e-mails a day

Bill Gates get 4 million e-mails a day

This would not come as a surprise to many. If guys like me can get around 100 mails a day (90 of them spam), 4 million does not seems like a big number for Mr. Gates. He is one of the most influential man in the Technology World today. He also happens to be the richest man alive. And there are lots of people who just love to hate him.

I remember myself having sent mails to him after reading his book: Business @ the Speed of Thought. But well, I never got a reply back (except for perhaps an auto-reply). Now I know the reason why. Maybe I was just filtered by his spam filters as just another annoyance or maybe I was ignored to be some insignificant fan. However, it sure tells how cruel it can be to have a public mail id when you are a celebrity. You never know which mail can have the next big idea from a small time fan to his idol…

Microsoft has reportedly an entire department dedicated to managing Gates’ mailbox. And it sure makes sense when it receives such a huge quantity of mails. Perhaps this is the reason why Microsoft is so badly pursuing their anti-spam technology called SenderID. Yahoo! on the other hand are already ahead with their DomainKeys technology. GMail and SifyMail already uses DomainKeys on their servers to control spam.

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