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How to check your domain verification settings

by Valentin Munteanu | on | in How-To* | Permalink | Comments |  Share

So you performed the domain verification steps listed in the Developer Guide but the domain status in the SES Console still says Pending? To validate that the domain verification steps were executed properly, you have to check that the validation token was published to DNS under the correct record. Let’s say that you’re validating the […]

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Amazon SES IP addresses

by Adrian Hamciuc | on | in How-To* | Permalink | Comments |  Share

One of the questions we get from time to time here at Amazon SES is “What IP address is my email going out through?” In this blog post we will see how to find the outgoing IP addresses that SES is using by querying the Amazon SES SPF records in DNS. What is an outgoing […]

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Amazon SES Console Redesign

by Wendy Giberson | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

AWS has been gradually rolling out an improved user interface for the AWS Management Console of different services, and today is SES’s turn! The goal of the console redesign is to enable you to access the same underlying SES functionality more easily, especially on tablet devices. Whether you access the SES console using a desktop […]

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Three places where your email could get delayed when sending through SES

by Adrian Hamciuc | on | in How-To* | Permalink | Comments |  Share

Email sending is one of those activities you may not pay much attention to when all goes well, but you really notice when it’s not working. In today’s fast moving world, the speed of information transfer is critical, so slow email delivery is a particularly painful problem. In this blog post, we will explore three […]

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DKIM Troubleshooting Series: Deliverability Considerations

by Adrian Hamciuc | on | in How-To* | Permalink | Comments |  Share

Hello and welcome to the last entry in the Amazon SES DKIM troubleshooting blog series. So far, we have seen various technical problems that appeared between us and properly signed emails, and we also saw how DKIM helps protect our domain from various impersonators. We will now see whether DKIM can also improve our deliverability […]

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DKIM Troubleshooting Series: Authentication Considerations

by Adrian Hamciuc | on | in How-To* | Permalink | Comments |  Share

Hi, and welcome to another entry in the Amazon SES DKIM troubleshooting series. So far we have focused on technical issues, but now it’s time to take a step back and look at the bigger picture. Exactly why did we go to all this trouble in setting up DKIM for our domain? My emails are […]

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DKIM Troubleshooting Series: Why is My Signature Not Validating?

by Adrian Hamciuc | on | in How-To* | Permalink | Comments |  Share

Hello and welcome to the fifth entry in the Amazon SES DKIM troubleshooting blog series. We have begun the task of setting up DKIM for a domain and overcome a great variety of DNS issues, to succeed in getting the signature to appear in our emails. This is when the next problem manifests itself: the […]

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DKIM Troubleshooting Series: Where is My Signature?

by Adrian Hamciuc | on | in How-To* | Permalink | Comments |  Share

9/15/16 Update: There has been a small simplification to the steps you use to set up Easy DKIM. See this forum announcement for details. In this blog series so far, we have seen various problems that could prevent us from having Amazon SES verify the DKIM setup for our domain, and some possible causes (and […]

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DKIM Troubleshooting Series: Your DKIM Status is Still Pending

by Adrian Hamciuc | on | in How-To* | Permalink | Comments |  Share

In this blog series, we are following the path of an engineer trying to set up DKIM for a domain, and examining various issues that can appear along the way. So far, we have been able to add to our DNS the records that Amazon SES gave us, and we confirmed that they resolve to […]

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DKIM Troubleshooting Series: Your DKIM Status is Pending

by Adrian Hamciuc | on | in How-To* | Permalink | Comments |  Share

In the previous blog entry we started the process of setting up DKIM for a domain. We generated the DKIM records and succeeded in adding them to our DNS. We’re all set, right? I have added the records to my DNS but my domain’s DKIM verification status is still Pending After waiting for the 72 […]

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