Designing e-mail solutions on a large scale can be a complex and costly challenge for a business: you need to build an infrastructure, set up a network, prepare IP addresses, and protect your reputation as a sender. Many third-party emailing solutions require significant contract negotiations and upfront fees. Amazon SES eliminates these problems and allows […]
Why an Open Guide?
A lot of information on AWS is already written. Most people learn AWS by reading a blog or a “getting started guide” and referring to the standard AWS references. Nonetheless, trustworthy and practical information and recommendations aren’t easy to come by. AWS’s own documentation is a great but sprawling resource few have time to read fully, and it doesn’t include anything but official facts, so omits experiences of engineers. The information in blogs or Stack Overflow is also not consistently up to date.
This guide is by and for engineers who use AWS. It aims to be a useful, living reference that consolidates links, tips, gotchas, and best practices. It arose from discussion and editing over beers by several engineers who have used AWS extensively.
Amazon SES is a very robust service for sending and receiving email within the AWS ecosystem (most people use it for sending outbound). If you're a new AWS customer, you can use it for free for one year under their free tier. Configuring your site to use AWS SES to send email to the outside […]