Blogs appear in spam


Since a few days we notice the appearance of blogs in spam. URL Intent Analysis is one of the technologies to block spam and we also use it at MX Lab.

We’ve seen a few spam emails with http://erroticz.blogspot.com/ in the body of the email. Spammers not only try to post their messages through webforms, on forums, in guestbooks and as comments on blogs but now also try to create their online presence with a blog. When visiting the above URL we get redirected to a web site that sells, how can you guess, cialis, viagra and other magic pills.

Sites like blogspot.com, wordpress.com and others will have to take extra actions to prevent spammers generating a blog and effectivly using it in their communication.