With Amazon Simple Email Service (Amazon SES), you pay only for what you use, and there is no minimum charge.

The following table provides information about the charges associated with sending and receiving email through Amazon SES.

If you are…

You pay…

Plus the following additional charges…

 

Sending email from an application hosted in EC2

$0 for the first 62,000 emails sent per month, and $0.10 per 1,000 emails sent thereafter.

$0.12 per GB of attachments sent, and any additional charges for using EC2 or Elastic Beanstalk.

 

Sending email from an email client or other software package

$0.10 per 1,000 emails sent.

$0.12 per GB of attachments sent.

 

Receiving email using an application hosted in EC2

$0 for the first 1,000 emails received per month, and $0.10 per 1,000 emails received thereafter.

$0.09 per 1,000 incoming email chunks, and any additional charges for using EC2 or Elastic Beanstalk.

 

Receiving email using an email client or other software package

$0.10 per 1,000 emails received.

$0.09 per 1,000 incoming email chunks.

 

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

If you send a large volume of email, you may want to purchase dedicated IP addresses in order to more carefully develop your sender reputation. Dedicated IP addresses are available for $24.95 per address per month.

You will be billed for your dedicated IP addresses, as well as any other Amazon SES charges you incur, at the end of every month.

If you start using a dedicated IP address in the middle of the month, we will adjust the price on a pro-rated basis. If you relinquish a dedicated IP address, your charges will stop on the date of cancellation.

Amazon SES works seamlessly with other AWS services. If you call Amazon SES from an Amazon EC2 instance or through Elastic Beanstalk, you can send up to 62,000 email messages per month at no charge. Additionally, when calling Amazon SES through EC2 or Elastic Beanstalk, you can receive 1,000 email messages per month at no charge. These free tier limits do not expire.

Note: Attachment, mail chunk, and EC2 data transfer fees still apply to free tier users.

Email messages are charged at $0.10 per 1,000 messages sent or received. 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 of those recipients.

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.

Attachments include images or other media incorporated into your email messages, as well as files attached to the emails you send. Amazon Web Services charges $0.12 per gigabyte (GB) of attachments sent using Amazon SES, regardless of whether the email was sent from an EC2 instance or an external system such as an email client.

A mail chunk is 256 kilobytes (KB) of incoming email, including the text, images, and attachments that make up those messages. With SES, you pay $0.09 per 1,000 mail chunks.

We only charge for complete email chunks. If you receive 255 KB of incoming email, you will not be billed for any mail chunks; if you receive 768 KB of incoming email, you will be billed for 3 email chunks.

If you send email using an application hosted in EC2, you may be charged a data transfer fee. The amount you pay depends on the type of EC2 instance you use; for more information, see the Amazon EC2 Pricing page.

Data transfer fees are applicable only to messages you send using Amazon SES. Data transfer fees are calculated based on the volume of email headers and attachments sent through EC2.

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