Amazon Simple Email Service (SES) is a pay-as-you-go service based on the volume of emails sent and received. There are no subscriptions, no contract negotiations, and no minimum charges.

AWS Free Usage Tier

When you call Amazon SES from an application hosted in Amazon EC2, you can send 62,000 messages per month at no charge. This Free Usage Tier benefit does not expire.

Note: You pay for outgoing mail data, incoming mail chunks, and EC2 data transfer fees, even if your usage of Amazon SES qualifies for the AWS Free Usage Tier.

You can use the Amazon Web Services Monthly Calculator to estimate your monthly charges for using Amazon SES.

Additional services

Dedicated IP addresses

Bring Your Own IP Addresses (BYOIP)

Amazon SES includes an optional feature called Bring Your Own IP (BYOIP). This feature lets you use a range of IP addresses that you own to send email with Amazon SES. If you use BYOIP, you pay $24.95 per month for each IP address in the IP range. To learn more, see the Amazon SES Developer Guide.

Deliverability Dashboard

The Deliverability Dashboard (via the SES API V2) is available for a fixed price of USD $1,250 per month. This charge includes reputation monitoring for up to five domains and 25 predictive email placement tests.

Note: If you cancel your subscription before the end of a billing period, we continue to charge you for the remaining days in the billing period. However, we don't charge you for the next billing period.

You can monitor domains beyond the first five for an additional $25 per domain per month. Domain monitoring within the Deliverability Dashboard shows you your inbox placement rate, which is the percentage of emails that reach your users' inboxes, and engagement rates for your domains across several major email providers. This information helps you quickly identify issues that could prevent your emails from reaching your customers.

The monthly charge also includes 25 predictive email placement tests. Beyond the included 25 tests, you can perform tests for an additional $10 per test. Predictive placement tests let you specify an email message and send it to real inboxes on dozens of major email services. They also show you how many of your messages arrived in recipients' inboxes, how many were marked as spam, and how many were not delivered at all.

Pricing details

Email messages

Outgoing data charges

Incoming mail chunks

Fees for using other AWS Services

Depending on how you set up and use Amazon SES, you may pay monthly fees for using other AWS Services. For example:

  • If you send email by using an application hosted in Amazon EC2, you pay for your compute usage, as well as data transfer fees for the data you send out of EC2. For more information, see Amazon EC2 Pricing.
  • If you transfer incoming messages to an Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) bucket, you pay based on amount of data you store. For more information, see Amazon S3 Pricing.
  • If you receive notifications by using Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS), you pay based on the number of notifications you receive. For more information, see Amazon SNS Pricing.
  • If you use custom dashboards or metrics in Amazon CloudWatch, you pay additional monthly fees based on the number of custom metrics and dashboards you create. For more information, see Amazon CloudWatch Pricing.

You can estimate your monthly charges for all AWS Services by using the Billing Dashboard in the AWS Management Console.

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