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Basic Information

Amazon Simple Email Service (Amazon SES) is designed for sending and receiving emails. It enables users to send transactional, marketing, or notification emails efficiently and securely at scale. It integrates well with other AWS services, providing a robust solution for managing email communications for businesses of all sizes.

You need to register identities, which can be domains or emails addresses that will be able to interact with SES (e.g. send and receive emails).


It's possible to connect to a SMTP server of AWS to perform actions instead of using the AWS API (or in addition). For this you need to create a user with a policy such as:

  "Version": "2012-10-17",
  "Statement": [
      "Effect": "Allow",
      "Action": "ses:SendRawEmail",
      "Resource": "*"

Then, gather the API key and secret of the user and run:

git clone
cd ./ses-smtp-converter
chmod u+x ./
./ <AccessKeyId> <SecretAccessKey>

It's also possible to do this from the AWS console web.


Note that SES has 2 APIs: ses and sesv2. Some actions are in both APIs and others are just in one of the two.

# Get info about the SES account
aws sesv2 get-account
aws ses get-account-sending-enabled # Check if enabled

# Get registered domains and email addresses (identities)
aws ses list-identities
aws sesv2 list-email-identities
aws sesv2 get-email-identity --email-identity <identity> #Get at once all the attributes

# Get Resource Policies applied in the identity
aws ses list-identity-policies --identity <identity>
aws ses get-identity-policies --identity <identity> --policy-names <policy>
aws sesv2 get-email-identity-policies --email-identity <identity>

# Get attributes of the identity
## Check if verified
aws ses get-identity-verification-attributes --identities <identity>
## DKIM settings, relevant for identities that are domains not emails
aws ses get-identity-dkim-attributes --identities <identity>
## Get what happnes if the send mail from the identity fails
aws ses get-identity-mail-from-domain-attributes --identities <identity>
## otifications attributes
aws ses get-identity-notification-attributes --identities <identity>

# Get email templates
aws ses list-templates
aws ses get-template --template-name <name>
aws sesv2 list-email-templates
aws sesv2 get-email-template --template-name <name>

# Get custom verification email templates
## This is the email sent when an identity is verified, it can be customized
aws ses list-custom-verification-email-templates
aws sesv2 list-custom-verification-email-templates
aws ses get-custom-verification-email-template --template-name <name>
aws sesv2 get-custom-verification-email-template --template-name <name>

# Get receipt rule sets
## Receipt rules indicate how to handle incoming mail by executing an ordered list of actions
aws ses list-receipt-rule-sets
aws ses describe-receipt-rule-set --rule-set-name <name>
aws ses describe-receipt-rule-set --rule-set-name <name> --rule-name <name>
## Metadata and receipt rules for the receipt rule set that is currently active
aws ses describe-active-receipt-rule-set

# Get suppressed destinations
aws sesv2 list-suppressed-destinations
aws sesv2 get-suppressed-destination --email-address <email>

# Get configuration sets
## These are set of rules applied to the identities related to the configuration set
aws ses list-configuration-sets
aws sesv2 list-configuration-sets
aws ses describe-configuration-set --configuration-set-name <name> --configuration-set-attribute-names eventDestinations trackingOptions deliveryOptions reputationOptions
aws sesv2 get-configuration-set --configuration-set-name <name>
aws sesv2 get-configuration-set-event-destinations --configuration-set-name <name>

# Get Contacts list
aws sesv2 list-contact-lists
aws sesv2 list-contacts --contact-list-name <name>
aws sesv2 get-contact-list --contact-list-name <name>
aws sesv2 get-contact --contact-list-name <name> --email-address <name>

# Private IPs
aws sesv2 list-dedicated-ip-pools
aws sesv2 get-dedicated-ip-pool --pool-name <name>
aws sesv2 get-dedicated-ips --pool-name <name> #Only valid if ScalingMode is Standard
aws sesv2 get-dedicated-ip --ip <ip>

# Misc
## Get send quota
aws ses get-send-quota
## Get statistics
aws ses get-send-statistics

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