These best practices and white papers represent the cooperative efforts of M3AAWG members to provide the industry with recommendations and background information to improve messaging security and protect users. M3AAWG best practices are updated as needed and new documents are added as they become available.
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.
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.
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.
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.