Below are the M3AAWG published materials related to our messaging anti-abuse work. There is also a Messaging video playlist on our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/maawg and there are a few selected videos on our website in the Training Videos and Keynotes Videos sections under the Meetings menu tab.
This document recommends a set of best practices for authenticating email messages using the security protocols Sender Policy Framework (SPF), Domain Keys Identified Mail (DKIM), Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance) DMARC and Authenticated Received Chain (ARC). (Another security protocol, SMTP authentication, meaning the presentation of credentials during the submission of a message by a Mail User Agent (MUA) or Mail Submission Agent (MSA) to a Mail Transfer Agent (MTA) serves a different purpose and is outside the scope of this document.)
When preparing for bulk or transactional email sending, two items require special attention: outbound IP addresses, and the domain names to be used for these communications. For the latter, ESPs (Email Service Providers) go through this set-up process frequently and have to review the same readiness checklist each time. This process may involve individual client preferences and constraints, both legal and technical.
M3AAWG Tutorial on Third Party Recursive Resolvers and Encrypting DNS Stub Resolver-to-Recursive Resolver Traffic
This paper provides basic information on the benefits and potential issues with encrypting DNS traffic for both end-users wanting to implement encrypted DNS on their personal devices or home broadband networks and for ISPs or enterprise administrators considering it for their corporate networks, including recommendations for M3AAWG members and the online anti-abuse eco-system. The companion document “M3AAWG Companion Document: Recipes for Encrypting DNS Stub Resolver-to-Recursive Resolver Traffic” provides detailed instructions and processes.
This paper includes detailed instructions on how to install and configure a third party encrypted DNS service on Mac OS X, MS Windows, iPhone, Android and a standalone Raspberry Pi. It is a companion document to the “M3AAWG Tutorial on Third Party Recursive Resolvers and Encrypting DNS Stub Resolver-to-Recursive Resolver Traffic,” which outlines the benefits and issues with encrypting DNS traffic.
It is the position of M3AAWG that third-party email list sales and purchases are abusive practices and that sending to purchased lists is also abusive, whether B2C, B2B or another objective.
Public Policy Comments
M3AAWG Comments on the Initial Report of the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data Phase 2 Expedited Policy Development Process
M3AAWG, the Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group, appreciates this opportunity to comment on the Initial Report of the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data Phase 2 Expedited Policy Development Process (https://gnso.icann.org/en/issues/epdp-phase-2-initial-07feb20-en.pdf).
The Messaging, Malware, and Mobile Anti Abuse Working Group (M3AAWG) welcomes the opportunity to review the draft report from ICANN’s Security Stability and Resiliency Review Team (Two).
M3AAWG submitted comments to ICANN on April 5, 2019 asking that additional actionable information be included in the DAAR system. The comments are listed on the ICANN correspondence website at https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/correspondence.
A joint survey conducted by the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) and M3AAWG looks at how cyber investigators use WHOIS data and how the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has affected their anti-abuse efforts. The letter from M3AAWG and survey are also available on the ICANN site at https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/upton-to-marby-et-a...
Submitted jointly by the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG), M3aawg and First, this document describes a short-term method for authorized parties to access non-public WHOIS data via designated IP addresses.
M3AAWG Email Metrics Report
First-Fourth Quarter 2011
Third and Fourth Quarter 2010
First and Second Quarter 2010
Third and Fourth Quarter 2009
First and Second Quarter 2009
Updates and Commentary from the Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group
Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group (M3AAWG) Recognizes Cristine Hoepers of CERT.br with Mary Litynski Award
Articles About M3AAWG
To inspect or not to inspect, that is the question.
TLS 1.3 is by far the most secure version of the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol, but its use of ephemeral elliptic curve keys--and the deprecation of static RSA keys--means that TLS sessions now offer forward secrecy, a bane to enterprise security administrators who want to maintain visibility into their network traffic.
Domain-based Message Authentication, and Reporting, and Conformance is a policy that adds to SPF and DKIM and gives a receiving set of instructions on what they should do when an email they received fails other authentication checks.
Text messaging isn’t new or trendy, but it’s an increasingly popular medium for political advertisers. That was true before the coronavirus swept the country, and now texting is even more important for candidates to connect with supporters without rallies, events or canvassing teams.
Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group (M3AAWG) Celebrates Jerry Upton's 15 Years as Executive Director at the 48th General Meeting
The Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group (M3AAWG), the largest global industry consortium developing collaborative approaches to combat online abuse, today announced that Jerry Upton will retire from his role as M3AAWG's Executive Director after 15 years of service. He will be succeeded by Amy Cadagin.
J.M. Porup includes M3AAWG recommendations on protecting parked domains in an article on the importance of publishing a DMARC record for every domain a business owns.