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Category: Technical How-to

Incident notification mechanism using Amazon Pinpoint two-way SMS

Unexpected situations that require immediate attention can occur in any industry. Part of resolving these incidents is the notifications’ delivery. For example, utility companies that have installed gas sensors need to notify immediately the available engineer if a leak occurs. The goal of an incident management process is to restore a normal service operation as […]

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Replace traditional email mailbox polling with real-time reads using Amazon SES and Lambda

Integrating emails into an automated workflow for automated processing can be challenging. Traditionally, applications have had to use the POP protocol to connect to mail servers and poll for emails to arrive in a mailbox and then process the messages inline and perform actions on the message. This can be an inefficient mechanism and prone […]

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How to use domain with Amazon SES in multiple accounts or regions

Sometimes customers want to use their email domain with Amazon Simples Email Service (Amazon SES) across multiple accounts, or the same account but across multiple regions. For example, AnyCompany is an insurance company with marketing and operations business units. The operations department sends transactional emails every time customers perform insurance simulations. The marketing department sends […]

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Amazon SES configuration for an external SMTP provider with Auth0

Many organizations are using an external identity provider to manage user identities. With an identity provider (IdP), customers can manage their user identities outside of AWS and give these external user identities permissions to use AWS resources in customer AWS accounts. The most common requirement when setting up an external identity provider is sending outgoing […]

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Orchestrating and Monitoring Multichannel Messaging with Amazon Pinpoint

The union of marketing and technology (MarTech) has contributed to making communications and customers interactions more dynamic and personalized. In a multichannel environment with increasingly connected customers, it is essential for a MarTech system to orchestrate a digital marketing strategy using customers’ preferred channels in addition to monitoring their effectiveness during these engagements. Companies in […]

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How to Log Amazon SES details using Amazon CloudWatch

One of the use cases Amazon Simple Email Service (Amazon SES) users try to implement is to centralize various SES notifications from different domains or email addresses to get insights about how many of those emails were delivered, bounced or complaint. If you have these details, they can be valuable to help you take appropriate […]

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Obtaining a short code for sending text messages to US recipients – Part 2

In my last post, I gave an overview of the benefits of short codes. I also covered several important pieces of information that you should have in place before you apply for a short code. In this post, I’ll look at the application process itself. I’ll share tips and information that will help you complete […]

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Obtaining a short code for sending text messages to US recipients – Part 1

Many of the customers that I work with use short codes for their SMS use cases. This is especially true in the United States, where short codes are a common way to send messages to recipients. Short codes offer high throughput and high deliverability rates. They’re also easier for your customers to remember and identify, […]

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Advanced Amazon Pinpoint Templates using Message Template Helpers

Personalization of customer messages is a proven way to increase engagement of promotional and transactional communications. In order to make these communications repeatable and scalable, building personalization through templates is often required. Using the Advanced Template Capabilities feature of Amazon Pinpoint, it’s now possible to create highly customized templates used for email, SMS, and Push […]

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Complying with DMARC across multiple accounts using Amazon SES

Introduction For enterprises of all sizes, email is a critical piece of infrastructure that supports large volumes of communication from an organization. As such, companies need a robust solution to deal with the complexities this may introduce. In some cases, companies have multiple domains that support several different business units and need a distributed way […]

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