Pay only for what you use. There is no minimum fee.
If you are an Amazon EC2 user, you can get started with Amazon SES for free. You can send 62,000 messages per month to any recipient when you call Amazon SES from an Amazon EC2 instance directly or through AWS Elastic Beanstalk. Many applications are able to operate entirely within this free tier limit, and it does not expire after a year.
Note: Data transfer and attachment fees still apply. For new AWS customers eligible for the AWS free usage tier, you receive 15 GB of data transfer out aggregated across all AWS services, which should cover your Amazon SES data transfer costs. In addition, all AWS customers receive 1GB of free data transfer per month.
Email messages are charged at $0.10 per thousand. Emails to the Amazon SES Mailbox Simulator are billed separately from emails to other recipients.
*A message is defined as a single email communication sent to a single email address. A single email communication sent to multiple recipients is considered to be a unique message to each recipient.
Data Transfer In: $0.00 per GB.
Data Transfer Out: See the table for "Data Transfer OUT From Amazon EC2 To Internet" on the EC2 Pricing Page.
NOTE: The email header is included in the data size used for billing.
$0.12 per GB of attachments sent.