Amazon Simple Email Service (SES) Registration

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    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    Are you noticing a problem with your outgoing email from Amazon EC2 web servers getting dropped and blacklisted due to the lack of a custom PTR reverse DNS record?

    First, add the SES product to your bill at http://aws.amazon.com/products

    After that is done email senders can sign up for the Amazon SES :

    http://www.emailquestions.com/out.php?q=amazonses

    Newly verified production accounts can send up to 1,000 emails every 24 hours. The SES team has told me that, while it might vary over time, with responsible use this quota currently can grow to 10,000 daily messages within 3 days and up to 1,000,000 daily messages within a couple of weeks. Similarly, the maximum send rate will start out at 1 email per second, and can rise to 10 per second within 3 days, and all the way to 90 per second within a couple of weeks. These increases are based on usage, and occur automatically as you start to approach your existing limits.
     


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    When you get approved you should receive an email similar to the following :

    Dear Amazon SES customer:

    Congratulations! You have been granted production access to Amazon Simple Email Service. Your account has been moved out of the Amazon SES sandbox and is now ready for use to send email without having to verify recipient email addresses. (Note that you still must verify any From: addresses from which you wish to send.)

    Amazon SES will now begin increasing your daily sending quota and maximum sending rate, provided you continue sending high quality email. We strongly recommend that you closely monitor your sending activity limits, and begin increasing your sending activity. For more information on these topics, please see the Amazon SES Developer Guide.

    Sincerely, Amazon Web Services


    If you have a problem with your SES access after being approved you can contact Amazon with this form :

    https://aws-portal.amazon.com/gp/aws/html-forms-controller/contactus/aws-account-and-billing
     

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    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    How to verify the service is working and check your current usage :

    > ./ses-get-stats.pl -k aws-credentials -q

    SentLast24Hours Max24HourSend MaxSendRate
    0 1000 1


    How to verify a new email address that you send From :

    > ./ses-verify-email-address.pl -k aws-credentials -v user@example.com
     
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    If you have an SPF record add the following bit to the TXT record in your DNS zone file :
    PHP:
    include:amazonses.com 
     
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    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    And lastly, here is how to integrate it with your MTA :

    Amazon Simple Email Service

    Which completes this "quick start" guide to sending the email from your applications through Amazon SES.
     
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    Today, Amazon SES is excited to announce that we now support STARTTLS in addition to TLS Wrapper for your encrypted connection to our SMTP endpoint. STARTTLS is a means of upgrading an unencrypted connection to an encrypted connection, and many systems support it natively.
     

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