How to Create & Configure Simple Email Service on Amazon Web Service(AWS).

Amazon Simple Email Service (SES) is a cloud-based email service that provides cost-effective, flexible and scalable way for businesses of all sizes to keep in contact with their customers through email.

Amazon SES customers send up to hundreds of millions of emails a day. In the last year alone, SES send over 500B emails on behalf of customers across the globe.

 

  • Login to aws portal.
  • Click on Services.

 

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  • Under Business Applications select Amazon Simple Email Service.

 

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  • Click on Create Identity.

 

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  • Select Identity Type:Domain or Email address. A verified identity is a domain name or email address that is used for sending email via Amazon SES.

 

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  • Provide Email address.

 

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  • Provide Tag key name & value.
  • Click on Create Identity.

 

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  • Once Amazon SES created successfully.We get a confirmation link on verified email address. Click on Confirmation link.
  • After click on confirmation link, Amazon SES identity status is verified.

 

  • Click on Send Test Email.

 

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  • Select Email Format:formatted or Raw. Formatted means send a simple message. Raw means send a complex message such as HTML or attachment.
  • Click on Scenario.

 

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  • Select Custom Scenario.
  • Provide Custom Recipient Email address.

 

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  • Provide Subject.
  • Type to Body(Content) of Message.
  • Click on Send Test Email.

 

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  • Successfully Sent a email to custom recipient.

 

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Create Simple Email Service using Shell

To create a identity

aws create-email-identity –email-identity <value> –tags <value>

To verify an email address with Amazon SES

aws ses verify-email-identity –email-address [email protected]

To send a formatted email using Amazon SES

aws ses send-email –from [email protected] –destination /path/of/destination.json –message /path/of/message.json

The destination.json file is given below:

{
“ToAddresses”:  [“[email protected]”, “[email protected]”],
“CcAddresses”:  [“[email protected]”],
“BccAddresses”: []
}

The message.json file is given below:

{
“Subject”: {
“Data”: “Test email sent using the AWS CLI”,
“Charset”: “UTF-8”
},
“Body”: {
“Text”: {
“Data”: “This is the message body in text format.”,
“Charset”: “UTF-8”
},
“Html”: {
“Data”: “Example”,
“Charset”: “UTF-8”
}
}
}

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