ISPs Unite Against Spam

Backers to develop technology, provide view on public policy

A group of ISPs has launched the Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group (MAAWG). MAAWG will plan actions for carrier-class spam protection, develop best practices and technology and present a unified point of view on public policy. Led by Openwave, the group includes telecoms and Internet service providers, including Abranet, Bell Canada, Bell South, Cox, Internet Initiative Japan, Telus and IIJ America. MAAWGs members represent 80 million subscribers and 40 million e-mail accounts.

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