Amazon Simple Email Service
Developer Guide (API Version 2010-12-01)

Receiving Email with Amazon SES

Amazon Simple Email Service (Amazon SES) is a mail server that can both send and receive mail on behalf of your domain. When you use Amazon SES to receive your mail, Amazon SES handles underlying mail-receiving operations, such as:

  • communicating with other mail servers

  • scanning for spam and viruses

  • rejecting mail from untrusted sources

  • accepting mail for recipients in your domain

As part of the AWS infrastructure, Amazon SES can also take action on your mail, such as delivering it to an Amazon S3 bucket, publishing it to an Amazon SNS topic, calling your custom code through AWS Lambda, integrating with Amazon WorkMail, or bouncing the mail back to the sender.

The following sections contain the information you need to understand, set up, and use Amazon SES to receive your mail.

For technical discussions about various Amazon SES topics, visit the Amazon SES blog. To browse and post questions, go to the Amazon SES forum.