AWS Messaging & Targeting Blog

Category: How-To

DKIM Troubleshooting Series: Where is My Signature?

9/15/16 Update: There has been a small simplification to the steps you use to set up Easy DKIM. See this forum announcement for details. In this blog series so far, we have seen various problems that could prevent us from having Amazon SES verify the DKIM setup for our domain, and some possible causes (and […]

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How to handle a "Throttling – Maximum sending rate exceeded" error

Calls to Amazon SES are limited by the account’s maximum send rate. When you call Amazon SES faster than your maximum allocated send rate, Amazon SES will reject your over the limit requests with a “Throttling – Maximum sending rate exceeded” error. Depending on which Amazon SES interface you call, the error is passed back […]

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Using IIS SMTP on Windows 2008/2012 with Amazon SES

A natural extension for customers using Windows Server 2012 on AWS is to use Amazon SES for sending email. This post shows you how to configure the IIS SMTP service that is included with Windows to send email through Amazon SES. You can use the same configuration on Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 […]

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What is DMARC and should you use it?

This past year, the email industry launched a new standard to help senders protect their mail from being spoofed by phishing attempts.  Thus, DMARC was born.  It stands for “Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance.”  It’s a mouthful, but the impact of DMARC is significant.  LinkedIn has a good article describing what exactly DMARC brings […]

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