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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 13, 2015

M3AAWG Best Common Practices for the Use of a Walled Garden, Version 2.0

These updated best practices outline the criteria for exit, entry, remediation and subscriber education when using a walled garden to remediate virus and bot infections in subscriber devices.

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February 17, 2015

M3AAWG Sender Best Common Practices, Version 3.0

This document gives an overview of the current best common practices for sending commercial electronic messaging, focusing on the technical and practical policy aspects of these operations. The goal of these practices is to promote and enhance the transparency of senders maintaining legitimate messaging so that both individual recipients and mailbox providers are more easily able to distinguish legitimate messaging from messaging abuse.

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December 01, 2014

TLS for Mail: M3AAWG Initial Recommendations

M3AAWG recommends three basic measures, including turning on opportunistic TLS, that messaging providers can implement relatively quickly to enhance the security and privacy of their users’ mail.

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August 23, 2012

M3AAWG Network Address Translation Best Practices: The Implications of Large Scale NAT for Security Logging

Provides guidance for system operators, network designers, security professionals and Internet Service Providers about potential issues associated with Large Scale Network Address Translation systems. 

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August 30, 2010

MAAWG Best Common Practices for Mitigating Abuse of Web Messaging Systems

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.

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Public Policy Comments

September 06, 2011

MAAWG Comments to UK House of Commons Inquiry into Malware and Cyber-crime

MAAWG submitted a response in September 2011 to the Science and Technology Committee, UK House of Commons
The committee's inquiry covered a variety of questions related to malware and cyber-crime.

November 13, 2010

MAAWG Response to U.S. Department of Commerce’s Internet Policy Task Force on the Global Free Flow of Information on the Internet

MAAWG comments were submitted November 2010 in response to the DoC request.
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Internet Policy Task Force requested comments on government policies that restrict Internet information flow, seeking to understand why these restrictions have been instituted; what, if any, impact they have, and how to address negative impacts. The DoC will publish a report contributing to the Administration’s domestic policy and international engagement on these issues.

October 27, 2010

MAAWG Comments on ICANN Study on the Prevalence of Domain Names Registered Using a Privacy or Proxy Registration Service

MAAWG comments were submitted October 2010 based on the ICANN request.
ICANN conducted an exploratory study in 2009 to assess an approximate percentage of domain names (through a statistical sampling plan) contained in the top 5 gTLD registries that used privacy or proxy registration services. The study indicated that at least 18% (and probably not much more than 20%) of the domain names contained in the top 5 gTLD registries used privacy or proxy registration services.

September 30, 2010

MAAWG Letter Regarding Canadian Fighting Internet and Wireless Spam Act (FISA)

The MAAWG letter supporting elements of FISA (see www2.parl.gc.ca/Sites/LOP/LEGISINFO/index.asp?Language=E&list=agenda) was submitted September 2010.
MAAWG submitted a letter supporting the global sharing of abuse-fighting information between law enforcement that is included in Canadian Bill C-28 establishing the federal Fighting Internet and Wireless Spam Act (“FISA”).

September 17, 2010

MAAWG Comments on National Broadband Plan Recommendation to Create a Cybersecurity Roadmap

MAAWG comments were submitted in response to U.S. Federal Communications Commission recommendations in September 2010.
The U.S. FCC’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (PSHSB) requested comment on the creation of a Cybersecurity Roadmap. The plan would identify vulnerabilities to communications networks or end-users and develop countermeasures and solutions in preparation for, and response to, cyber threats and attacks in coordination with federal partners.

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M3AAWG Reports

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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November 13, 2017

Hackers Shut Down ProPublica’s Email For a Day. Here’s How to Stop Attacks Like That.

ProPublica's Julia Angwin augments her earlier "list bomb" article with information on what can be done to prevent these attacks. 

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November 09, 2017

How Journalists Fought Back Against Crippling Email Bombs

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.
 

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