Amazon Simple Email Service
Developer Guide

Automatically Pausing Email Sending

To protect your sender reputation, you can temporarily pause email sending for messages sent using specific configuration sets, or for all messages sent from your Amazon SES account.

By using Amazon CloudWatch and Lambda, you can automate this capability so that email sending is automatically paused when the sender reputation metrics (such as bounce rate or complaint rate) for your account exceed certain thresholds that you define.

This topic includes procedures for setting up a Lambda function to automatically pause email sending when the sending metrics meet specific criteria.