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Sending Raw Email using AWS SDKs

The AWS SDKs contain built-in methods for interacting with Amazon SES and several other AWS services. If you plan to use Amazon SES along with other AWS services, we recommend that you use an SDK. To learn more about the AWS SDKs, see Tools for Amazon Web Services

In this section, you will find code examples in several programming languages that demonstrate the process of sending raw email through Amazon SES using the AWS SDKs.

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Java

The following code example shows how to use the JavaMail library and the AWS SDK for Java to compose and send a raw email. This code example assumes you have installed the AWS SDK for Java, and that you have created a shared credentials file. For more information about creating a shared credentials file, see Create a Shared Credentials File.

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import java.io.ByteArrayOutputStream; import java.io.IOException; import java.io.PrintStream; import java.nio.ByteBuffer; import java.util.Properties; // JavaMail libraries. Download the JavaMail API from // https://javaee.github.io/javamail. After you download the jar file, // include it in the build path for your project. import javax.activation.DataHandler; import javax.activation.DataSource; import javax.activation.FileDataSource; import javax.mail.Message; import javax.mail.MessagingException; import javax.mail.Session; import javax.mail.internet.AddressException; import javax.mail.internet.InternetAddress; import javax.mail.internet.MimeBodyPart; import javax.mail.internet.MimeMessage; import javax.mail.internet.MimeMultipart; import javax.mail.internet.MimeUtility; // AWS SDK libraries. Download the AWS SDK for Java // from https://aws.amazon.com/sdk-for-java import com.amazonaws.regions.Regions; import com.amazonaws.services.simpleemail.AmazonSimpleEmailService; import com.amazonaws.services.simpleemail.AmazonSimpleEmailServiceClientBuilder; import com.amazonaws.services.simpleemail.model.RawMessage; import com.amazonaws.services.simpleemail.model.SendRawEmailRequest; public class AmazonSESSample { // Replace sender@example.com with your "From" address. // This address must be verified with Amazon SES. private static String SENDER = "Sender Name <sender@example.com>"; // Replace recipient@example.com with a "To" address. If your account // is still in the sandbox, this address must be verified. private static String RECIPIENT = "recipient@example.com"; // Specify a configuration set. If you do not want to use a configuration // set, comment the following variable, and the // ConfigurationSetName=CONFIGURATION_SET argument below. private static String CONFIGURATION_SET = "ConfigSet"; // The subject line for the email. private static String SUBJECT = "Customer service contact info"; // The full path to the file that will be attached to the email. // If you are using Windows, escape backslashes as shown in this variable. private static String ATTACHMENT = "C:\\Users\\sender\\customers-to-contact.xlsx"; // The email body for recipients with non-HTML email clients. private static String BODY_TEXT = "Hello,\r\n" + "Please see the attached file for a list " + "of customers to contact."; // The HTML body of the email. private static String BODY_HTML = "<html>" + "<head></head>" + "<body>" + "<h1>Hello!</h1>" + "<p>Please see the attached file for a " + "list of customers to contact.</p>" + "</body>" + "</html>"; public static void main(String[] args) throws AddressException, MessagingException, IOException { String DefaultCharSet = MimeUtility.getDefaultJavaCharset(); Session session = Session.getDefaultInstance(new Properties()); // Create a new MimeMessage object. MimeMessage message = new MimeMessage(session); // Add subject, from and to lines. message.setSubject(SUBJECT, "UTF-8"); message.setFrom(new InternetAddress(SENDER)); message.setRecipients(Message.RecipientType.TO, InternetAddress.parse(RECIPIENT)); // Create a multipart/alternative child container. MimeMultipart msg_body = new MimeMultipart("alternative"); // Create a wrapper for the HTML and text parts. MimeBodyPart wrap = new MimeBodyPart(); // Define the text part. MimeBodyPart textPart = new MimeBodyPart(); // Encode the text content and set the character encoding. This step is // necessary if you're sending a message with characters outside the // ASCII range. textPart.setContent(MimeUtility .encodeText(BODY_TEXT,DefaultCharSet,"B"), "text/plain; charset=UTF-8"); textPart.setHeader("Content-Transfer-Encoding", "base64"); // Define the HTML part. MimeBodyPart htmlPart = new MimeBodyPart(); // Encode the HTML content and set the character encoding. htmlPart.setContent(MimeUtility .encodeText(BODY_HTML,DefaultCharSet,"B"),"text/html; charset=UTF-8"); htmlPart.setHeader("Content-Transfer-Encoding", "base64"); // Add the text and HTML parts to the child container. msg_body.addBodyPart(textPart); msg_body.addBodyPart(htmlPart); // Add the child container to the wrapper object. wrap.setContent(msg_body); // Create a multipart/mixed parent container. MimeMultipart msg = new MimeMultipart("mixed"); // Add the parent container to the message. message.setContent(msg); // Add the multipart/alternative part to the message. msg.addBodyPart(wrap); // Define the attachment MimeBodyPart att = new MimeBodyPart(); DataSource fds = new FileDataSource(ATTACHMENT); att.setDataHandler(new DataHandler(fds)); att.setFileName(fds.getName()); // Add the attachment to the message. msg.addBodyPart(att); // Try to send the email. try { System.out.println("Attempting to send an email through Amazon SES " +"using the AWS SDK for Java..."); // Instantiate an Amazon SES client, which will make the service // call with the supplied AWS credentials. AmazonSimpleEmailService client = AmazonSimpleEmailServiceClientBuilder.standard() // Replace US_WEST_2 with the AWS Region you're using for // Amazon SES. .withRegion(Regions.US_WEST_2).build(); // Print the raw email content on the console PrintStream out = System.out; message.writeTo(out); // Send the email. ByteArrayOutputStream outputStream = new ByteArrayOutputStream(); message.writeTo(outputStream); RawMessage rawMessage = new RawMessage(ByteBuffer.wrap(outputStream.toByteArray())); SendRawEmailRequest rawEmailRequest = new SendRawEmailRequest(rawMessage) .withConfigurationSetName(CONFIGURATION_SET); client.sendRawEmail(rawEmailRequest); System.out.println("Email sent!"); // Display an error if something goes wrong. } catch (Exception ex) { System.out.println("Email Failed"); System.err.println("Error message: " + ex.getMessage()); ex.printStackTrace(); } } }
Python

The following code example is a complete solution for sending raw email through Amazon SES using the AWS SDK for Python (Boto). This code example assumes that you have installed the AWS SDK for Python (Boto), and that you have created a shared credentials file. For more information about creating a shared credentials file, see Create a Shared Credentials File.

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import os import boto3 from botocore.exceptions import ClientError from email.mime.multipart import MIMEMultipart from email.mime.text import MIMEText from email.mime.application import MIMEApplication # Replace sender@example.com with your "From" address. # This address must be verified with Amazon SES. SENDER = "Sender Name <sender@example.com>" # Replace recipient@example.com with a "To" address. If your account # is still in the sandbox, this address must be verified. RECIPIENT = "recipient@example.com" # Specify a configuration set. If you do not want to use a configuration # set, comment the following variable, and the # ConfigurationSetName=CONFIGURATION_SET argument below. CONFIGURATION_SET = "ConfigSet" # If necessary, replace us-west-2 with the AWS Region you're using for Amazon SES. AWS_REGION = "us-west-2" # The subject line for the email. SUBJECT = "Customer service contact info" # The full path to the file that will be attached to the email. ATTACHMENT = "path/to/customers-to-contact.xlsx" # The email body for recipients with non-HTML email clients. BODY_TEXT = "Hello,\r\nPlease see the attached file for a list of customers to contact." # The HTML body of the email. BODY_HTML = """\ <html> <head></head> <body> <h1>Hello!</h1> <p>Please see the attached file for a list of customers to contact.</p> </body> </html> """ # The character encoding for the email. CHARSET = "utf-8" # Create a new SES resource and specify a region. client = boto3.client('ses',region_name=AWS_REGION) # Create a multipart/mixed parent container. msg = MIMEMultipart('mixed') # Add subject, from and to lines. msg['Subject'] = SUBJECT msg['From'] = SENDER msg['To'] = RECIPIENT # Create a multipart/alternative child container. msg_body = MIMEMultipart('alternative') # Encode the text and HTML content and set the character encoding. This step is # necessary if you're sending a message with characters outside the ASCII range. textpart = MIMEText(BODY_TEXT.encode(CHARSET), 'plain', CHARSET) htmlpart = MIMEText(BODY_HTML.encode(CHARSET), 'html', CHARSET) # Add the text and HTML parts to the child container. msg_body.attach(textpart) msg_body.attach(htmlpart) # Define the attachment part and encode it using MIMEApplication. att = MIMEApplication(open(ATTACHMENT, 'rb').read()) # Add a header to tell the email client to treat this part as an attachment, # and to give the attachment a name. att.add_header('Content-Disposition','attachment',filename=os.path.basename(ATTACHMENT)) # Attach the multipart/alternative child container to the multipart/mixed # parent container. msg.attach(msg_body) # Add the attachment to the parent container. msg.attach(att) #print(msg) try: #Provide the contents of the email. response = client.send_raw_email( Source=SENDER, Destinations=[ RECIPIENT ], RawMessage={ 'Data':msg.as_string(), }, ConfigurationSetName=CONFIGURATION_SET ) # Display an error if something goes wrong. except ClientError as e: print(e.response['Error']['Message']) else: print("Email sent! Message ID:"), print(response['ResponseMetadata']['RequestId'])