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Amazon SES

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Amazon Simple Email Service (Amazon SES) is a Cloud-Based Email sending service to send transactional emails. A secure platform used to send and receive messages and notifications to enhance Marketing Campaigns. Create email templates, that have replacement tags for content personalization to engage customers with highly-personalized messages. The software offers several methods of sending email, including the Amazon SES console, the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) interface, and the Amazon SES API.

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Amazon SES Technical details

Support Online Customer Type Large Enterprises Medium Business Small Business
API Location / Phone Number Seattle, Washington
Deployment SaaS/Web/Cloud Category Transactional Email Software Email Marketing Software

Amazon SES Pricing

Pricing ModelFreemium , Subscription
Email Messages
$0.10

1.Sending email from an application hosted in Amazon EC2 :

  • $0 for the first 62000 emails you send each month, and $0.10 for every 1000 emails you send after that
  • Additional charge : $0.12 for each GB of attachments you send, and any additional charges for using EC2

2. Sending email from an email client or other software package

  • $0.10 for every 1000 emails you send
  • Additional charge : $0.12 for each GB of attachments you send

3. Receiving email :

  • $0 for the first 1000 emails you receive, and $0.10 for every 1000 emails you receive after that
  • Additional charge : $0.09 for every 1000 incoming email chunks
Dedicated IP addresses
$24.95 /Month

Lease a sending IP address that is reserved for your exclusive use. For further details. Contact the vendor to get the latest pricing detail.

Disclaimer: The pricing details were last updated on 16/11/2018 from the vendor website and may be different from actual. Please confirm with the vendor website before purchasing.

Amazon SES FAQs

Amazon SES is Transactional Email Software. Amazon SES offers the following functionalities:

  • Dashboard
  • Template Management
  • Multi-factor Authentication
  • SMTP
  • Webhooks
  • Email Personalization
  • Automated IP Warmup
  • Email Tag
  • Custom Spam Filter
  • Email Suppression

Learn more about Amazon SES features.

The pricing for Amazon SES starts at $0.10. Amazon SES has 2 different plans:

  • Email Messages at $0.10.
  • Dedicated IP addresses at $24.95 per month.

No, Amazon SES does not offer a free plan.

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Yes, Amazon SES provides API.

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Amazon SES Reviews

OVERALL RATING
4.1
Based on 151 Rating(s)
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Naveen BezawadaSource : trustpilot.com
(Reviewed on 07 February 2020)
Amazing

Great experience , on time !

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Verified UserSource : trustradius.com
(Reviewed on 05 February 2020)
Amazon Simple Email Service will definitely improve your existing email delivery processes.

Use Cases and Deployment Scope

We use Amazon Simple Email Service (SES) on several client accounts as well as several of our own applications and services. We primarily use Amazon Simple Email Service to send informational emails related to status notifications, important updates, and information requests within different applications and services. We've implemented SES for as many as 50 domains and feel confident when recommending it to clients.

Pros and Cons

  • Amazon Simple Email Service is a much lower cost than most other solutions and truly makes cost a non-factor in most situations where we consider implementing it.
  • The API is so well documented that implementing Amazon Simple Email Service in nearly any application or codebase is achievable with basic coding knowledge.
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  • While the service limits are one of the main points that keep the delivery metrics so reliable, it can be stressful to get a new implementation out the door quickly.
  • If you're looking for a point-and-click style email delivery tool, this is not the right type of product for you. Amazon Simple Email Service is for a developer-centric approach to implementation into existing applications, processes, and services.

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Simple Email Service is an excellent choice for integrating high-volume or important email delivery into an existing application, service, or custom established workflow in your organization. If you have a true development group looking for a seamless way of handling email delivery, this is the right product for you. It's easiest to set up if you're already using other AWS services such as Route53 for DNS but can function as a standalone service. However, if you're expecting a product that was designed to do all of its intended functions from a user interface, that's not what Amazon Simple Email Service was intended to be.
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Sam B. MathewSource : trustpilot.com
(Reviewed on 11 January 2020)
Good

Good, but bit expensive.I found this as good for professionals and enterprises, but I have moved with DigitalOcean which is cheaper.Anyone looking for an unlimited space under AWS for hosting can go with jachoos.net, they are providing good service. I tried before.

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Shagun BSource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 19 December 2019)
"Great Email Sending Tool"

What do you like best?

The emails are signed by Amazon digitally which helps them to pass through the security of mail boxes and not be treated as a spam, thus it enables businesses to send mails to customer inbox directly without passing them to spam folders. Also, the service is very easy to setup and operate. Highly recommended to anyone who is starting a business and needs a email solution.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing I dislike about it, only thing is they keep a hard watch on the bounce rate. If the delivery rate is not maintained and it goes below 95%, we are marked as red. Though I understand that is a security measure to stop spammers but in some cases it causes the users to be very cautious and not unleash the real big potential of this service. Just keep checking the rate and avoid running email campaigns.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are notifying customers of their registration and entire life cycle of the user once he enters our system. All features that require a user to interact are taken care of by SES mail service.

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Francisco MosseSource : trustradius.com
(Reviewed on 12 December 2019)
My experience with Amazon SES

Use Cases and Deployment Scope

We use it to send newsletters from our company. And we have installed it to a lot of clients, integrated with PHP email scripts (that we made ourselves) so they can send emails too. We have users with more than 1 million mails sent per day. It's very useful because delivery is fast and it's easy to integrate with PHP scripts.

Pros and Cons

  • High percentage of deliverability.
  • Cost savings.
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  • They could have a list of bounced emails so it's easy for the sender to delete those emails from databases.

Likelihood to Recommend

It's not for spam. They have a limit for bounced emails, so you must have your email lists clean and updated.
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Diego Turcios LaraSource : trustradius.com
(Reviewed on 05 December 2019)
Easy to use!

Use Cases and Deployment Scope

We decide to use Amazon Simple Email Service for our email service, as we were having all of our infrastructure running in AWS, and we really think this was the best move. Working on a specific web application and we need it to send emails, so for developers was really easy to interact with AWS SDK for implementing the changes. For operation, this was a great option also, as the price is really low, and this is a great plus compare to other services in the market.

Pros and Cons

  • If you're running your applications in a EC2, the first 62,000 emails are free.
  • Pay as you go is a great feature.
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  • No cons! Great service and and easy to use.

Likelihood to Recommend

If you're working with an AWS infrastructure this is the best move, as you will get great benefits from using it and your development team will feel that they know what they're doing. If you're not using AWS, this probably can be a problem, as you will not get the 62,000 emails for free, or developers will feel a little strange working with different technologies.
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Verified UserSource : trustradius.com
(Reviewed on 04 December 2019)
Fast and simple setup

Use Cases and Deployment Scope

I use Amazon SES for mailing forms from websites. I've found delivery to be very reliable and much faster than standard phpmailer. It's quite easy to set-up and verify your domain, and emails still deliver as if they came from your website.

Pros and Cons

  • Speedy delivery - usually in seconds
  • Easy setup - just a few minutes per domain
  • Inexpensive to use - few dollars a month for reliable service
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  • The set-up interface could be made simpler. Some things aren't intuitive.
  • It's not easy to find from the AWS menus.
  • A simple testing script would be nice, but I've never had trouble using it.

Likelihood to Recommend

Perfect for website forms. Never used it elsewhere, but for form delivery it can't beat it. Even WordPress has plugins that make hook-up very simple and straightforward.
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Joe HakoozSource : trustradius.com
(Reviewed on 04 December 2019)
Once configured, SES is the reliable, cost-effective choice

Use Cases and Deployment Scope

I use SES both internally and for customers. Internally it is used for our website contact forms and other internal applications.
We have used SES with several customers for the past 8 or so years.

SES solves one of the most common annoyances in programming. Email deliverability. With SES (configured correctly) we have no issues with spam filters.

Pros and Cons

  • SES is highly reliable. Haven't had any issues that I know of.
  • It is extremely cost effective. Most of the time we stay under the free tier which is nice!
  • Once set up, it's pretty much hands free. Haven't had to adjust old code... ever.
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  • As with most AWS services, you're on your own unless you pay for support. So there is a learning curve, but nothing major.
  • Although things may have changed, I haven't seen any email templates. Again, that may have changed.

Likelihood to Recommend

SES is great when you have an online form that needs to send email. It's bullet proof and can handle large loads.
I probably wouldn't use SES for a smaller temporary use case. There is configuration needed with SES and potential (tiny) costs.

Generally, I have one configuration that I use for most forms unless I expect high traffic. In that case I keep it separate.
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User in Business Supplies and EquipmentSource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 25 November 2019)
"Simple but strong"

What do you like best?

The service is very simple, as its name says , and efficient

What do you dislike?

Nothing, the qualità of the service is almost perfect

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is excellent just like Amazon itself

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It helps me organize better my daily schedule

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User in Education ManagementSource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 24 November 2019)
"Amazon Email Service Review"

What do you like best?

Honestly their so quick with their response, and they always offer a solution and it is so easy to resolve your problems.

What do you dislike?

I dislike how occasionally they wont understand what the problem is and sometimes they wont help but mostly they do.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It's super convenient on recieving items!

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I resolve most of my problems because the amazon team is so helpful and understanding.

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