AWS Messaging & Targeting Blog

Goodbye blacklist. Introducing the suppression list!

We’ve heard your feedback: handling "Address Blacklisted" errors is a major hassle. We have been working to make that experience more intuitive, and are happy to announce that today we launched the blacklist’s replacement, the Amazon SES suppression list. Like the blacklist, the suppression list is a list of recipient addresses that Amazon SES blocks […]

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Announcing Self-Service Blacklisted Address Removal

UPDATE ON 5/4/16: This article is deprecated. Please see this article instead: Goodbye blacklist. Introducing the suppression list! We’ve listened to your feedback and are happy to let you know that starting today, you can remove email addresses from the blacklist from within the Amazon SES Console. A blacklisted address is one that Amazon SES will […]

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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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Amazon SES Documentation Enhancements

I just wanted to bring your attention to some changes we’ve made to the Amazon SES documentation recently. We have listened to your feedback and are always working to make our documentation more helpful and easier to navigate. The most notable updates we have made are: We incorporated the Getting Started Guide with the Developer […]

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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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Never send to old addresses, but what if you have to?

The best practice is to only send mail to people who have specifically asked for your mail, and who have recently interacted with your site.  "Interacted" can mean different things to different people, but generally it means they have logged in to your website, they have recently done business with you, or they have opened or […]

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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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What Happens When You Reach Your Sending Limits?

As you probably know, Amazon SES has a set of sending limits to control how many emails you can send per 24 hours (your daily sending quota) and how many emails you can send per second (your maximum send rate). Although these limits might seem, well, limiting, we have them in place to protect you. […]

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