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SES Limit Increase Form Consolidation

Hi SES Senders, We on the SES team strive to make things easier for our customers. As such, we’ve recently streamlined SES’s limit increase request process. Instead of having separate Support Center forms for Production Access and Sending Limit increases, we now have one form that serves both purposes. Our motivation behind the change was […]

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SES and Haskell

by Nolan Sandberg | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

Introduction Amazon SES and most of the other AWS services have SDKs for languages like Java, .NET, PHP, Python, and Ruby. Most SDKs are just wrappers around the HTTP APIs that the services provide. If your favorite language isn’t supported by an AWS SDK, you can write your own client or use third-party APIs to […]

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SPF and Amazon SES

by Adrian Hamciuc | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

Update (3/14/16): To increase your SPF authentication options, Amazon SES now enables you to use your own MAIL FROM domain. For more information, see Authenticating Email with SPF in Amazon SES. One of the most important aspects of email communication today is making sure the right person sent you the right message. There are several […]

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Bounces To Domains You Have Verified

by Samuel Minter | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

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 3: Analyzing TCP Packets

by Elton Pinto | on | in How-To* | Permalink | Comments |  Share

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 […]

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Debugging SMTP Conversations Part 2: Capturing a Live Conversation

by Elton Pinto | on | in How-To* | Permalink | Comments |  Share

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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Debugging SMTP Conversations Part 1: How to Speak SMTP

by Elton Pinto | on | in How-To* | Permalink | Comments |  Share

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 […]

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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

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

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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