SendEmail - Amazon Pinpoint Email Service


Sends an email message. You can use the Amazon Pinpoint Email API to send two types of messages:

  • Simple – A standard email message. When you create this type of message, you specify the sender, the recipient, and the message body, and Amazon Pinpoint assembles the message for you.

  • Raw – A raw, MIME-formatted email message. When you send this type of email, you have to specify all of the message headers, as well as the message body. You can use this message type to send messages that contain attachments. The message that you specify has to be a valid MIME message.

Request Syntax

POST /v1/email/outbound-emails HTTP/1.1 Content-type: application/json { "ConfigurationSetName": "string", "Content": { "Raw": { "Data": blob }, "Simple": { "Body": { "Html": { "Charset": "string", "Data": "string" }, "Text": { "Charset": "string", "Data": "string" } }, "Subject": { "Charset": "string", "Data": "string" } }, "Template": { "TemplateArn": "string", "TemplateData": "string" } }, "Destination": { "BccAddresses": [ "string" ], "CcAddresses": [ "string" ], "ToAddresses": [ "string" ] }, "EmailTags": [ { "Name": "string", "Value": "string" } ], "FeedbackForwardingEmailAddress": "string", "FromEmailAddress": "string", "ReplyToAddresses": [ "string" ] }

URI Request Parameters

The request does not use any URI parameters.

Request Body

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


The name of the configuration set that you want to use when sending the email.

Type: String

Required: No


An object that contains the body of the message. You can send either a Simple message or a Raw message.

Type: EmailContent object

Required: Yes


An object that contains the recipients of the email message.

Type: Destination object

Required: Yes


A list of tags, in the form of name/value pairs, to apply to an email that you send using the SendEmail operation. Tags correspond to characteristics of the email that you define, so that you can publish email sending events.

Type: Array of MessageTag objects

Required: No


The address that Amazon Pinpoint should send bounce and complaint notifications to.

Type: String

Required: No


The email address that you want to use as the "From" address for the email. The address that you specify has to be verified.

Type: String

Required: No


The "Reply-to" email addresses for the message. When the recipient replies to the message, each Reply-to address receives the reply.

Type: Array of strings

Required: No

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 200 Content-type: application/json { "MessageId": "string" }

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response.

The following data is returned in JSON format by the service.


A unique identifier for the message that is generated when Amazon Pinpoint accepts the message.


It is possible for Amazon Pinpoint to accept a message without sending it. This can happen when the message you're trying to send has an attachment that doesn't pass a virus check, or when you send a templated email that contains invalid personalization content, for example.

Type: String


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.


The message can't be sent because the account's ability to send email has been permanently restricted.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The input you provided is invalid.

HTTP Status Code: 400


There are too many instances of the specified resource type.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The message can't be sent because the sending domain isn't verified.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The message can't be sent because it contains invalid content.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The resource you attempted to access doesn't exist.

HTTP Status Code: 404


The message can't be sent because the account's ability to send email is currently paused.

HTTP Status Code: 400


Too many requests have been made to the operation.

HTTP Status Code: 429

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: