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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.

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. 

November 15, 2011

MAAWG Vetting Best Common Practices (BCP)

ESPs take on significant risk every time a new customer sends email. A bad client can undermine the sending reputation for the ESP’s other clients as well as inflict abuse at recipient domains. This paper reviews some vetting practices to avoid these problems.

September 11, 2011

MAAWG Position on Email Appending

In marketing terms, “appending” – also known as "e-appending" or "e-pending" – is the practice of taking demographic information known (or assumed) to be related to a particular customer and matching it with other data. It is the position of MAAWG that this is an abusive messaging practice.

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.

August 26, 2010

MAAWG Email Anti-Abuse Product Evaluation Best Current Practices

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.