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.
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.
LACNOG-M3AAWG Joint Best Current Operational Practices on Minimum Security Requirements for Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) Acquisition
This document identifies a minimum set of security requirements that should be specified when ISPs purchase customer premise equipment to ensure that the CPE has a secure default configuration and a secure remote management and update mechanism. These joint best practices were developed by LACNOG (Latin American and Caribbean Network Operators Group) and M3AAWG, and is the product of LACNOG's original drafts by its working groups LAC-AAWG (Latin American and Caribbean Anti-Abuse Working Group) and BCOP Working Group, in cooperation with M3AAWG members, Senior Technical Advisors and the M3AAWG Technical Committee.
Public Policy Comments
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 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 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
Articles About M3AAWG
Networks Asia - Security Asia
A joint APWG-M3AAWG survey of cybercrime responders and anti-abuse personnel indicates ICANN’s Temporary Specification for domain name WHOIS data has eliminated interventions that previously allowed investigators to stop new cybercrimes while still in the preparatory stages -- and has markedly impeded routine mitigations for many kinds of cybercrimes.
Brian Krebs interviewed Ronnie Tokazowski, founder of the private BEC List that received the 2018 JD Falk Award, on Business Email Compromise and the list's cooperative fight to protect end-users.
In 1990, an unresolvable debate over how to expand email beyond ASCII text spawned two separate working groups and is a rare example of how staunchly competitive tech groups unintentionally ended up collaborating to create something important that went beyond the original objective. The result: multimedia email, according to M3AAWG Senior Technical Advisor Dave Crocker in part 2 of his Network Collective podcast on the history of email.
ProPublica's Julia Angwin augments her earlier "list bomb" article with information on what can be done to prevent these attacks.