Let us collectively fight spam

The challenge

This morning I got a an email from an unknown sender peacilia.benhlo@yahoo.com. The email reads (note text in red):

Reply to Peacsilia (you cannot spell your name, right?)

Hi my dear!

Dear nice to meet you here on this website (which website?)!
My name is Peacilia I’d like to introduce myself more to you because I want to establish a good friendship with you! reguarding (reguarding?) an important issue wish to discusse (another one!) with you on a personal interest from which shear my picture (please tear the picture to pieces) with you, so please write me back soon its very urgent. (why in heaven is a friendship urgent?)

As regards from: Peacilia

What happened to my spam filter?

I wonder how this sort of email beat my spam filters (I’ve always had a lot of faith in my email provider spam filter) Well, as they always say, if a human made it, a human can break it.

An idea!!!

All said and done, I’ve come up with an idea of how to progressively fight spam. How about we collaboratively fight spam by regularly updating an easily searchable online database where, after receiving an email from an unknown sender, you could verify the authenticity of the sender? Good Idea I guess.
I shall begin work on that ASAP.

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