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.
Over a thousand new generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs) have been, or are in, the process of being created under ICANN’s new gTLD program. This paper is written for current Registry operators and for companies interested in applying for new gTLDs, and outlines the risks and some relatively simple recommendations that can help correct these problems.
Email abuse rates can significantly affect a sender’s reputation and, consequently, its ability to deliver customers’ emails to the inbox. This paper explains some of the common processes senders can use to effectively manage and monitor email complaints and to help their customers, who are the list owners, develop healthy email practices that generate better results.
of email lists.
Many list web forms provoke an email confirmation to the subscriber's email address provided in the form but malicious entities are now using this feature to do bulk form submissions with forged addresses that flood the subscriber’s inbox. M3AAWG members collaborated across the industry to propose a header as an initial step that hosting and sending companies can implement to help protect against these attacks. The header allows receivers to identify floods of mail coming from sign-up forms that are bombarding victim mailboxes.
This document covers best practices on how to properly construct and maintain an SPF record, common errors and some unintended consequences. It is targeted at those with a basic understanding of the purpose and usage of SPF.
Public Policy Comments
M3AAWG submitted these short comments to ICANN stating that an expert group from the Anti-Abuse community should be created to facilitate the certification of qualified applicants from the security field.
M3AAWG issued this joint letter with the i2Coaition to engage the FTC on web hosting security for small businesses. The letter was sent to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission on March 26, 2018.
M3AAWG Comments on Proposed Interim Calzone Model for Compliance with ICANN Agreements and Policies in Relation to the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation
M3AAWG provided comments on the proposed interim Calzone Model for ICANN agreements' compliance with the European Union's GDPR.
Comments on The Competition, Consumer Trust and Consumer Choice Review Team–New Sections Draft Report of Recommendations
M3AAWG provided input on the new sections added to the draft ICANN report. The comments can also be found on the ICANN site at http://mm.icann.org/pipermail/comments-cct-recs-27nov17/attachments/20180107/9b99c6d2/M3AAWG-ICANN-CCT-NewSections-2018-01-0001.pdf
M3AAWG Email Metrics Report
First-Fourth Quarter 2012, First-Fourth Quarter 2013, First-Second Quarter 2014
First-Fourth Quarter 2011
Third and Fourth Quarter 2010
First and Second Quarter 2010
Third and Fourth Quarter 2009
Articles About M3AAWG
ProPublica's Julia Angwin augments her earlier "list bomb" article with information on what can be done to prevent these attacks.
ProPublica journalist Julia Angwin describes how she and colleages were "list bombed" and talks about the growing problem, including a preventive strategy developed by M3AAWG.