Posted On: Jul 18, 2011

We are excited to announce attachment support for Amazon Simple Email Service (Amazon SES). This enables customers to exchange data files, send company newsletters, share photos, and more.

To send emails with attachments, you can call the Amazon SES SendRawEmail API, or use the AWS Software Development Kits (SDKs) to compose and send the message programmatically. The message, with attachment(s), will appear in the recipient’s email client where it can be viewed or saved to disk.

We have extended our content filtering technologies to include attachments, which helps detect and block attachments containing spam or malware before they can be sent. Amazon SES helps senders protect their reputations by providing additional protection for recipient email boxes.

Amazon SES supports a variety of MIME types, including plain text, comma-separated values (CSV), images (.bmp, .gif, .jpg, etc.), and Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). For more information, including a complete listing of supported MIME types, please refer to the Amazon SES Developer Guide.