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Antispam Group MAAWG Releases DSN Paper

Configuring Human Readable Delivery Status Notifications (DSN) available on Website of global trade association working against spam and messaging abuse
SAN FRANCISCO, April 28 /PRNewswire/ --The largest global trade association working against spam and messaging abuse continued its fifth consecutive year of significant growth, despite the economic downturn. The work produced by the Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group (MAAWG) and the success of its three meetings that attracted a record number of attendees in 2008 reflect the messaging industry's urgency in addressing the fundamental issues underlying spam and in protecting consumers.

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MAAWG grew 27% and more than doubled its international membership in 2008, ending the year with 161 members, including the industry's largest ISPs and email providers, volume senders and vendors. Expanding its focus from simply preventing spam to a broader awareness of protecting consumers, MAAWG continued to publish expert papers in 2008 to help the industry better understand and implement email authentication, reputation assessment, updated senders best practices, email forwarding, and practices for sharing dynamic IP addresses.

"The hackers and criminals responsible for botnets and messaging abuse today have become an underground global economy based on illicit activities that prey on end-users. No single ISP or vendor can stop spam. It requires international cooperation and in MAAWG we come together across borders to address the technical and public policy issues that can stop messaging abuse and protect consumers," said MAAWG Chairman Michael O'Reirdan.