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Managing Your Amazon SES Quota

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

  When sending with SES, each sender has a daily quota.  There are a few tricks to managing this quota. First of all, simply be aware of your quota.  You should never be surprised by hitting a quota limit.  You should know what your quota is, and work within that limit.  Your quota is easily […]

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The Amazon SES Free Tier

by Chris Wheeler | on | in How-To* | Permalink | Comments |  Share

Like many Amazon Web Services, Amazon SES has a free tier: Here’s what this means for you: You can send 2,000 messages per day for free if you use Amazon SES from Amazon EC2 (or via AWS Elastic Beanstalk). After 2,000 messages, you will be charged the current Amazon SES rate of $0.10 per thousand […]

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Amazon SES SMTP Recommendations

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

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 […]

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Using Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 with Amazon SES

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

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 […]

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4 Tips to Help You Send Higher Quality Email

Navigating the minefield of spam filters and deliverability concerns can seem pretty difficult when you’re just trying to put together an email to send out to your list.  To try to make it easier, we’ve put together a few tips that we hope will help you elevate your email quality. When you’re composing email to […]

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Handling Bounces and Complaints

As you may have seen in Jeff Barr’s blog post or in an announcement, Amazon Simple Email Service (Amazon SES) now provides bounce and complaint notifications via Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS). You can refer to the Amazon SES Developer Guide or Jeff’s post to learn how to set up this feature. In this […]

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The Amazon SES “Address Blacklisted” Error

by Jenn Steele | on | in How-To* | Permalink | Comments |  Share

Today, we wanted to address something that we’re seeing a lot of questions about on our forums – the “Address Blacklisted” Error. Occasionally, as you send via Amazon SES, you will have your message rejected with an “Address Blacklisted” error. The error you have run into is not a type of enforcement on your account […]

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Getting Started with Amazon SES and .NET

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

This post will help get you started using Amazon SES from .NET applications. Before you start working, make sure you are signed up for Amazon SES as described in the Getting Started Guide. This post assumes you are using Visual Studio for development. Using SMTP The easiest way to send email through Amazon SES is […]

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