AWS Messaging & Targeting Blog

Bounces To Domains You Have Verified

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!

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 2: Capturing a Live Conversation

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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Credentials and SES

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

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?

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: Yahoo.com changed their Domain-based […]

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Can I use multiple AWS Accounts with SES?

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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