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The most spammed person in the world


In November 2004, Microsoft's second-in-command Steve Ballmer made some headlines by mentioning that Chairman Bill Gates was getting four million spams per day. At the time, Jef Poskanzer was dealing with a little spam problem of his own - he was getting around a million spams per day. He found it a little comforting that his problem wasn't quite as bad as Bill's. However, a couple of weeks later Ballmer corrected himself, saying he mis-remembered the stat and Gates actually gets four million per year. This means he was getting one hundred times as much spam as Bill Gates. He has written a tutorial explaining why he gets so much crapmail and how he dealt with it.