|http://www.sina.com.cn 2004/11/19 16:26 国际在线|
E-mail users inundated with unsolicited "spam" messages have reason to hope Microsoft Corp. will develop better tools for tackling the problem: Bill Gates (news - web sites) is suffering more than anyone.
Gates, Microsoft's chairman, gets 4 million e-mails a day and is probably the most "spammed" person in the world, his Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer said Thursday.
However, only a few junk e-mails gets through to Gates's inbox thanks to anti-spam technology that filters his messages, Ballmer said at a Microsoft event in Singapore.
Spam e-mails touting everything from aphrodisiacs to home loans are believed to account for over 80 percent of Internet traffic.