Carl Hutzler, Director of AntiSpam Operations at AOL, and Martin Deen, Manager of Messaging Engineering at Cox Communications, have been Appointed to Co- Chair of the Collaboration Subcommittee
The Messaging Anti-Abuse Working
Group (MAAWG), a group of communications and technology companies committed to
solving spam, viruses and other forms of messaging abuse, today announced that
America Online joined the group.
America Online joins a working group that also includes:
BellSouth (NYSE: BLS – News) ,
Charter Communications (Nasdaq: CHTR – News),
Cox Communications (NYSE: COX – News) ,
EarthLink (NASDAQ: ELNK – News),
Internet Initiative Japan (IIJ, Nasdaq: IIJI),
Openwave Systems (Nasdaq: OPWV – News),
TDS Telecom, TDS Metrocom (Amex: TDS – News) and Verizon.
"We welcome America Online to the MAAWG, and look forward to work with
them to help define a set of best current practices across service providers
to improve deliverability", said Richard Wong, MAWWG’s chairman and Openwave’s
"America Online is committed to improving our customers’ messaging
experience. To do so, we must cooperate to find common solutions for
eliminating spam and other unwanted communications and security threats," said
Carl Hutzler, Director of AntiSpam Operations at AOL.
Also, Carl Hutzler, Director of AntiSpam Operations at AOL, and Martin
Deen, Manager of Messaging Engineering at Cox Communications, have been
appointed to Co-Chair of the Collaboration Subcommittee. In this role, Carl
and Martin will be driving the development of best current practices and code
of conduct for service providers.
Founded in December of 2003, MAAWG is dedicated to solving messaging abuse
on three fronts — collaboration, technology and public policy. Members of
MAAWG are working collaboratively to address and mitigate messaging abuse
problems-including spam, viruses, forgery, fraud and other malicious attacks-
affecting both broadband and mobile service providers and their customers.
MAAWG’s next general meeting will be held in Atlanta, GA from November 1st
to November 3rd, 2004. For more information on the meeting please go to