M3AAWG (Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group) is a messaging industry working group focusing on anti-spam and internet security topics. Their mission has expanded from just messaging to messaging, malware and mobile since they were founded in 2006. They provide guidance and best practices for senders and receivers, as well as addressing technical issues and emerging threats. They publish best practice guides to topics within their purview and work to make the internet a safer place for all. They only accept members who are committed to stopping spam and abuse.
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Founded in 2006, the Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group (M3AAWG) is a messaging industry working group comprised of sending and receiving platforms, security companies and more come together to collaboratively address spam and internet security issues.Initially, the group was called “MAAWG” and focused on email and anti-spam. Over the years, their focus has expanded, thus the “3” reflecting growth from just “messaging” to “messaging, malware and mobile” in their mission. Anti-spam and security best practices for both senders and receivers (things like the right way to send mail without being a spammer, and the most appropriate ways to block spam) are just one of the common areas of discussion. Folks within M3AAWG also work together to address technical issues around email and messaging technology and emerging threats. (I say “email” a lot here as it’s really my personal focus. I’ve got friends who specialize in other areas as M3AAWG members
DELIVTERMS: M3AAWG was originally published on Spam Resource: All Things Deliverability