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Amazon SES Best Practices: Top 5 Best Practices for List Management

by Manuel Basurto | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

If you are an Amazon SES customer, you probably know that in addition to managing your email campaigns, you need to be mindful of your reputation as an email sender. Maintaining a good reputation as a sender is vital if you rely on email delivery as part of your business – if you have a […]

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Receiving Email with Amazon SES

by Peter Winckles | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

The Amazon SES team is pleased to announce that you can now use SES to receive email! For the past four years, SES has strived to make your life easier by maintaining a fleet of SMTP servers ready to send mail when you want it. There’s no need to worry about scaling, ensuring message delivery, […]

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Announcing Sending Authorization!

by Brian Huang | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

The Amazon SES team is excited to announce the release of sending authorization! This feature allows users to grant permission to use their email addresses or domains to other accounts or IAM users. Note that for simplicity, we’ll be referring to email addresses and domains collectively as “identities” and the accounts and IAM users receiving […]

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SES Limit Increase Form Consolidation

by Wendy Giberson | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

Hi SES Senders, We on the SES team strive to make things easier for our customers. As such, we’ve recently streamlined SES’s limit increase request process. Instead of having separate Support Center forms for Production Access and Sending Limit increases, we now have one form that serves both purposes. Our motivation behind the change was […]

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SES and Haskell

by Nolan Sandberg | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

Introduction Amazon SES and most of the other AWS services have SDKs for languages like Java, .NET, PHP, Python, and Ruby. Most SDKs are just wrappers around the HTTP APIs that the services provide. If your favorite language isn’t supported by an AWS SDK, you can write your own client or use third-party APIs to […]

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SPF and Amazon SES

by Adrian Hamciuc | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

Update (3/14/16): To increase your SPF authentication options, Amazon SES now enables you to use your own MAIL FROM domain. For more information, see Authenticating Email with SPF in Amazon SES. One of the most important aspects of email communication today is making sure the right person sent you the right message. There are several […]

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Bounces To Domains You Have Verified

by Samuel Minter | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

Hello SES senders!  We have talked a number of times about how high bounce rates indicate a need to improve sending practices.  A high bounce rate can be a sign that someone is sending mail to lists that they have bought or rented, or that they aren’t maintaining their own lists, or a number of other problems.  As such, SES takes high […]

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Announcing Delivery Notifications!

by Morgan Thomas | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

The Amazon SES team is excited to announce the release of delivery notifications. This feature allows you to receive an SNS notification each time SES successfully delivers one of your emails to a recipient’s mail server. The notifications contain delivery information that provides increased transparency into the status of email sent with SES. What are […]

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Debugging SMTP Conversations Part 3: Analyzing TCP Packets

by Elton Pinto | on | in How-To* | Permalink | Comments |  Share

We’ve finally reached the conclusion of our deep dive into how you can capture SMTP conversations should you need to debug an issue that lies deeper than your application. Now that we’ve gone over SMTP conversation basics and getting the easiest to decipher bits of a TCP conversation with TCP Flow, let’s look at all […]

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Debugging SMTP Conversations Part 2: Capturing a Live Conversation

by Elton Pinto | on | in How-To* | Permalink | Comments |  Share

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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