AWS Messaging & Targeting Blog

Category: How-To

Creating a Daily Dashboard to Track Bounces and Complaints

(Edited July 11, 2017)—We added a link to a CloudFormation stack in the “Building a Daily Dashboard” section. You can use the CloudFormation stack to create the daily dashboard in a few simple steps. Bounce and complaint rates can have a negative impact on your sender reputation, and a bad sender reputation makes it less likely […]

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Debugging SMTP Conversations Part 2: Capturing a Live Conversation

If your email-sending application has problems communicating with the Amazon SES SMTP interface (or your customers are having problems connecting to your SMTP server that proxies requests to Amazon SES), you’ll first probably check your application logs to see what’s going on. If you’re not able to find a smoking gun in your application logs […]

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All about SES daily quota

Every SES account has a quota limiting the number of messages that can be sent daily. Here are some of the most common questions we hear about this quota: Why do you have a daily quota? Quite simply, the daily quota is a mechanism to limit the potential damage if an account starts sending spam. […]

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How to check your domain verification settings

So you performed the domain verification steps listed in the Developer Guide but the domain status in the SES Console still says Pending? To validate that the domain verification steps were executed properly, you have to check that the validation token was published to DNS under the correct record. Let’s say that you’re validating the […]

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Amazon SES IP addresses

One of the questions we get from time to time here at Amazon SES is “What IP address is my email going out through?” In this blog post we will see how to find the outgoing IP addresses that SES is using by querying the Amazon SES SPF records in DNS. What is an outgoing […]

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