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What's the goal?
Several of our users got two strange spams (differing only in starting link, one below). The first part is the link. The extra . in front of the domain makes it an invalid name that won't resolve. A mistake???

If you remove the period, and I use my real user-agent string, I get a 404. But if I change it to IE on Win8, I get what looks like fake pharmacy news. But if that's all it is, a pill pushing site, why the user-agent filtering? urlquery and virustotal give the site a clean bill of health.

Anyone know what the goal is?

== Spam sample ==
Subject: Re:


<fake name>

== Links ==

hxxp:// redirects to


URL Query report using IE and Windows user-agent:

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