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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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DKIM Troubleshooting Series: Introduction to DKIM and First DNS Hurdles

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

DKIM is an industry standard designed to confirm an association between an email and a domain. Amazon SES supports an easy way to set up DKIM and sign outgoing emails, but sometimes things don’t go exactly as planned. This seven part blog series covers several common problems that you may encounter when you set up […]

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Scripting Amazon SES with Powershell – Attempts and Bounces

by Rohan Deshpande | on | in How-To* | Permalink | Comments |  Share

Did you know that you can interact with Amazon SES using Windows Powershell? To get started, download the AWS Tools for Windows Powershell and configure Powershell. Let’s get your total deliveries and total bounces for the last two weeks. Powershell uses the GetSendStatistics Amazon SES API to get this data. Here is the full script. […]

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How to handle a "Throttling – Maximum sending rate exceeded" error

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

Calls to Amazon SES are limited by the account’s maximum send rate. When you call Amazon SES faster than your maximum allocated send rate, Amazon SES will reject your over the limit requests with a “Throttling – Maximum sending rate exceeded” error. Depending on which Amazon SES interface you call, the error is passed back […]

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Using IIS SMTP on Windows 2008/2012 with Amazon SES

by Rohan Deshpande | on | in How-To* | Permalink | Comments |  Share

A natural extension for customers using Windows Server 2012 on AWS is to use Amazon SES for sending email. This post shows you how to configure the IIS SMTP service that is included with Windows to send email through Amazon SES. You can use the same configuration on Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 […]

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What is DMARC and should you use it?

This past year, the email industry launched a new standard to help senders protect their mail from being spoofed by phishing attempts.  Thus, DMARC was born.  It stands for “Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance.”  It’s a mouthful, but the impact of DMARC is significant.  LinkedIn has a good article describing what exactly DMARC brings […]

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