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Amazon SES configuration for an external SMTP provider with Auth0

Many organizations are using an external identity provider to manage user identities. With an identity provider (IdP), customers can manage their user identities outside of AWS and give these external user identities permissions to use AWS resources in customer AWS accounts. The most common requirement when setting up an external identity provider is sending outgoing […]

Debugging SMTP Conversations Part 3: Analyzing TCP Packets

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 […]

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 […]

Debugging SMTP Conversations Part 1: How to Speak SMTP

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 […]

Amazon SES SMTP Recommendations

Amazon SES provides a native SMTP interface, so that you can use a wide variety of SMTP-enabled programming languages and software packages to send email through Amazon SES. More information is available in the Amazon SES Developer Guide. In this post, we would like to provide you with three recommendations that will improve your SMTP […]

Using Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 with Amazon SES

This post will help you configure Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 to send email through Amazon SES. The instructions apply if you are running SQL Server in Amazon EC2 or hosted elsewhere. This post assumes you are running on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server Management Studio is installed. If you need installation […]