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New – AWS Management Console Support for the Simple Email Service

by Jeff Barr | on | in Amazon SES |

The Amazon Simple Email Service gives you a simple and cost-effective way to send any volume of bulk or transactional email. We send millions of emails on behalf of thousands of Amazon SES customers each and every day.

You can now access Amazon SES through the AWS Management Console. The new SES tab provides you with access to all of the important features of SES (you’ll still need to call the Amazon SES API to send your production emails). You don’t have to install and configure the Amazon SES command line tools anymore.

The Dashboard allows you to request production access so that you can send email to unverified addresses. You can verify addresses during your testing phase, and you can also view your statistics and limits:

You can also see detailed metrics on your Amazon SES activity:

You can verify new senders by simply entering an email address. A verification email will be sent to the address; when the recipient clicks on a link in the email the address will be marked as verified:

You can also view the list of verified senders and send test emails to them:


I hope you’ve found this brief tour of the newest tab of the AWS Management Console to be of value.

If you are not yet using Amazon SES to send your bulk or transactional email, today is the perfect time to get started. Our mobile SDKs (the AWS SDK for Android and the AWS SDK for iOS) include complete support for SES. The AWS SDK for Java, the AWS SDK for PHP, the AWS SDK for Ruby, and the AWS SDK for .Net also support SES.

– Jeff;