Pay only for what you use. There is no minimum fee.
If you are an Amazon EC2 user, you can start sending with Amazon SES for free. You can send 62,000 messages per month to any recipient when you call Amazon SES from an Amazon EC2 instance directly or through AWS Elastic Beanstalk. Additionally, you can also receive 1,000 messages per month for free on Amazon SES. Many applications are able to operate entirely within this free tier limit, and it does not expire after a year.
Note: Data transfer, attachment, and mail chunk** fees still apply. For new AWS customers eligible for the AWS free usage tier, you receive 15 GB of data transfer out aggregated across all AWS services, which should cover your Amazon SES data transfer costs. In addition, all AWS customers receive 1 GB of free data transfer per month.
Email messages are charged at $0.10 per 1,000. Emails to the Amazon SES Mailbox Simulator, emails sent to regular recipients, and emails received are billed separately.
*An outbound message is defined as a single email communication sent to a single email address. A single email communication sent to multiple recipients is considered to be a unique message to each recipient.
An inbound message is defined as a single received email communication with at least one recipient associated to a rule in your account, regardless of the number of recipients.
Data Transfer In: $0.00 per GB.
Data Transfer Out: See the table for "Data Transfer OUT From Amazon EC2 To Internet" on the EC2 Pricing Page.
NOTE: The email header and attachments are included in the data size used for billing.
$0.12 per GB of attachments sent.
$0.09 per 1,000 mail chunks.
**A mail chunk is a 256 KB chunk of email. Only complete chunks will be billed. For example, you would be billed for 3 chunks if Amazon SES receives an email of 768 KB and you would not be billed for any chunks if Amazon SES receives an email of 255 KB.