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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.

Best Practices

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March 31, 2019

M3AAWG DKIM Key Rotation Best Common Practices, March 2019

To minimize the risk of active DKIM keys being compromised, they should be changed frequently. This document was updated in March 2019 and discusses why keys should be rotated, how frequently they should be rotated, and suggests the best common practices for doing so.

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March 31, 2019

M3AAWG Email Anti-Abuse Product Evaluation Best Current Practices, Updated March 2019

Outlining practices used during trial evaluations of messaging anti-abuse products or services, this document provides recommendations on processes and techniques to accurately determine a particular solution’s effectiveness. The March 2019 version includes recommendations affected by newer technology, such as cloud services, and other updates.

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March 31, 2019

M3AAWG Best Common Practices for Mitigating Abuse of Web Messaging Systems, Version 1.1

Cyber criminals are increasingly turning to Web-based messaging systems to transmit their content. Yet, there are many techniques to prevent or mitigate these attacks and this document details the Best Common Practices for protecting these messaging systems.  This Version 1.1 has been updated additional suggestions for managing the collection, storage and indenxing of data, a new section on multifactor authentication and other changes.

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March 31, 2019

Configuring Human Readable Delivery Status Notifications (DSN), updated 2019

A discussion on improving non-deliverability status notices to better identify abuse issues, this document has been updated with minor changes for clarity and to simplify the text.

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February 17, 2019

M3AAWG Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) Flowspec Best Practices

Flow Specification (Flowspec) is a new type of Network Layer Reachability Information (NLRI) for the BGP routing protocol. It was originally developed to help mitigate DDoS attacks but its use has expanded to numerous other applications.

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Public Policy Comments

August 30, 2017

M3AAWG Comments to FTC on CAN SPAM 2017

M3AAWG submitted these comments in response to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's request for comments on 16 CFR Part 316 of the CAN-SPAM Rule.  The comments can be viewed on the FTC site at https://www.ftc.gov/policy/public-comments/2017/08/30/comment-87

August 27, 2017

M3AAWG Comments on Restoring Internet Freedom

M3AAWG responded to the Federal Communications Commission's May 2017 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) relating to net neturality that was titled Restoring Internet Freedom.  Our comments can also be found on the FCC site at https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filing/1082812398671.

 

August 27, 2017

M3AAWG Comments on Restoring Internet Freedom

M3AAWG responded to the Federal Communications Commission's May 2017 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) relating to net neturality that was titled Restoring Internet Freedom.  Our comments can also be found on the FCC site at https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filing/1082812398671.

 

July 14, 2016

Using Generic Top Level Domain Registration Information (WHOIS Data) in Anti-Abuse Operations

WHOIS information plays a key role in determining where to report instances of abuse involving domain names. This paper explains some of the important WHOIS elements used to fight spam, phishing, malware distribution and other threats.

May 27, 2016

M3AAWG Comments on U.S. FCC Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services

Submitted on May 27, 2016 responding to a U.S. Federal Communications Communications Notice of Proposed Rulemaking from the Wireline Competition Bureau. All comments and the FCC proposal are available at http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/proceeding/view/view?name=16-106.

Note: The FCC released its Rules to Protect Broadband Consumer Privacy on October 26, 2016, quoting several comments from M3AAWG.

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M3AAWG Reports

M3AAWG Email Metrics Report

June 01, 2007

First Quarter 2007

March 01, 2007

Third and Fourth Quarters 2006

November 30, 2006

Second Quarter 2006

June 30, 2006

First Quarter 2006

March 01, 2006

Fourth Quarter 2005 Report

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DM3Z Blog

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

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News

Articles About M3AAWG

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October 09, 2019

Twilio Joins Anti-Abuse Working Group


https://www.technologybusinesstoday.com/news/article/twilio-joins-anti-abuse-working-group
Twilio announced that it joined M3AAWG, the premier industry group dedicated to combating bots, malware, spam, viruses, denial-of-service attacks and other online exploitation.

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October 07, 2019

Technology, law, and the world to protect the Internet: Interview with the standards organization JPAAWG


https://www.atmarkit.co.jp/ait/articles/1910/07/news010.html
Japan Anti-Abuse Working Group (JPAAWG) launched in May 2019 and works with M3AAWG to focus on Internet security in Japan. ITmedia spoke with Mr. Shuji Sakuraba and Mr. Nobuhiro Suemasa of JPAAWG about the group’s work, including collaboration with M3AAWG.

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October 03, 2019

AI’s Place in Preventing Piracy


https://www.cablefax.com/technology/rough-seas-ais-place-in-preventing-piracy
Cable operators are working to prevent disruptions to their networks caused by the streaming of pirated content and DDoS attacks. The article calls out CableLabs’ work with M3AAWG on the DDoS Information Sharing Project.

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October 02, 2019

Is a DMARC policy really right for everyone?


https://www.valimail.com/blog/dmarc-enforcement-for-everyone/
Valimail makes the case for DMARC enforcement and notes that M3AAWG recommends enforcement as a deliverability best practice.

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September 03, 2019

Solving extreme email deliverability mysteries


https://postmarkapp.com/podcast/solving-extreme-email-deliverability-mysteries
Anna Ward, Postmark’s head of deliverability, discusses her path to becoming an email deliverability expert and the impact of being a part of the M3AAWG community on her work.

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