Getting Started With Amazon Simple Email Service (SES)
By Sam Bennett
In this tutorial I am going to talk about Amazon’s Simple Email Service (SES) and go over a few ways you can utilise it. SES is an outbound email service, which means that it will allow you to send emails through it.
Why would you need an email service though? Well, with many hosting providers, sending a lot of emails (perhaps you have a great deal of customers using your web shop) can be an issue as hosts tend to have limitations. The standard alternative is to use Gmail to send emails, however, that has limitations as well. This is where SES comes in as it is designed for this exact purpose. SES makes sending emails more reliable, and, using a touch of magic, it also helps your emails avoid SPAM folders.