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Debugging SMTP Conversations Part 1: How to Speak SMTP

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

Amazon SES strives to make your email sending as simple and quick as possible, which means that users of our HTTP API don’t even have to worry about what an SMTP conversation is or how to capture one. Even a lot of our SMTP interface users outsource the problem to software like Microsoft Outlook or […]

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Credentials and SES

by Wendy Giberson | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

Hi SES senders, In this blog post I’ll explain which security credentials you need to use depending on how you connect to SES. By “credentials,” I’m referring to identifiers (username/password, AWS access keys, etc.) that you use when you access SES in some way – through the API, SMTP interface, or AWS Management Console. Credentials […]

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All about SES daily quota

by Samuel Minter | on | in How-To* | Permalink | Comments |  Share

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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Yahoo changed. Should you?

by Nick Hristov | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

Change is inevitable – except from a vending machine. Or so says Robert C. Gallagher. I personally strongly agree with him, especially regarding the email industry. Lately we’ve been hearing about changes mailbox providers are making that challenge us to rethink the way we send email. Here is the latest one: changed their Domain-based […]

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Can I use multiple AWS Accounts with SES?

by Samuel Minter | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

07/03/17 Update: You can now verify as many as 10,000 identities per AWS account. See this forum announcement for details. Short answer: Yes, but with restrictions. Long answer: SES is generally structured around the idea that each AWS account is independent in its sending and can be treated as a separate entity.  We realize however […]

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What do I do if my registration emails themselves have high bounce rates?

by Samuel Minter | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

We occasionally hear from customers we have pinged about high bounce rates that they are already doing everything they can… Specifically, they remove addresses that bounce and make sure they never send to them again, and when someone registers for their website or service, they send an initial confirmation mail that the user needs to […]

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Amazon SES Expands to US West!

by Adrian Hamciuc | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

Amazon Simple Email Service users, we are happy to announce the immediate availability of SES in the US West (Oregon) AWS region. This is the third region that SES is present in after US East (N. Virginia) and recently released EU (Ireland), and we’re excited about the improvement this launch will bring to your email-sending […]

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Announcing Amazon SES Endpoint in Europe!

by Mahae Koh | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

The Amazon Simple Email Service team is very excited to announce that SES has expanded into the EU (Ireland) AWS Region. SES has always been a global service, but until today, it was hosted only in the US East (N. Virginia) Region. SES’s expansion into Europe represents the first step in a series of planned […]

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New Flexibility with Email Headers and Attachment Types

by Artur Trosin | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

Amazon SES Senders: we’ve pushed important changes to improve your sending experience, thanks to your valuable feedback. Based on this feedback we know that one constraint that often created friction was the way SES approached validation on email headers and attachment types (file extensions). Why do I describe the SES constraints on email headers and […]

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What do you do when an ISP starts recycling email addresses?

by westerma | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

ISPs are at the heart of the email industry. They manage the inboxes, host the space for email storage, and are ultimately responsible for putting a message in front of the recipient. Especially at major ISPs, there are a tremendous amount of login names (and email addresses) in use. It’s gotten to the point where […]

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