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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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Amazon SES Documentation Enhancements

I just wanted to bring your attention to some changes we’ve made to the Amazon SES documentation recently. We have listened to your feedback and are always working to make our documentation more helpful and easier to navigate. The most notable updates we have made are: We incorporated the Getting Started Guide with the Developer […]

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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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Never send to old addresses, but what if you have to?

The best practice is to only send mail to people who have specifically asked for your mail, and who have recently interacted with your site.  "Interacted" can mean different things to different people, but generally it means they have logged in to your website, they have recently done business with you, or they have opened or […]

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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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What Happens When You Reach Your Sending Limits?

by Wendy Giberson | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

As you probably know, Amazon SES has a set of sending limits to control how many emails you can send per 24 hours (your daily sending quota) and how many emails you can send per second (your maximum send rate). Although these limits might seem, well, limiting, we have them in place to protect you. […]

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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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Come visit us at re:Invent!

UPDATE: If you weren’t able to make the session in person, you can watch the recorded presentation online at: http://youtu.be/f3xncKCdI_0. Thanks to everyone who shared the hour with us presenting live, came by our booth or had one on one meetings with the Amazon SES team! Next week, Amazon Web Services will host AWS re:Invent […]

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Email Definitions: Complaint Rate

Now that we’ve talked about complaints and feedback loops, we are ready to discuss complaint rates. As a reminder, a complaint occurs when an email recipient marks an email message as spam by clicking “This is spam” or “send to spam folder” in their web email client. The Internet Service Provider (ISP) records this as […]

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