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Updates and Commentary from the Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group

M3AAWG was formed almost ten years ago over concerns that email, one of the Internet’s two “killer apps” at the time, might collapse due to out-of-control volumes of spam. Fortunately today, even with vastly more spam bombarding the networks, our operator members report they’re now able to stop about 90 percent of abusive messages before they reach users’ inboxes, per our email metrics reporting program.

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Concerned about malware and spam in India, one of the fasting growing online markets in the world?  Do you have connections with Internet companies in the region or are you associated with an Internet company in India? 

Over the past few years, and particularly these past six months, there’s been an uptick in abused systems and abusive clients taking up residence on systems in hosting and data centers. To expedite a community effort in remediating some of these attacks, we have launched a new M3AAWG Hosting SIG with these initial activities:

Since the public launch of the DMARC specification in January 2012 (http://www.dmarc.org), DMARC has become a highly requested topic for discussion and training at M3AAWG meetings.

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