Amazon Pinpoint Email Service
API Reference (API Version 2018-07-26)

SendEmail

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.

ConfigurationSetName

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

Type: String

Required: No

Content

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

Destination

An object that contains the recipients of the email message.

Type: Destination object

Required: Yes

EmailTags

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

FeedbackForwardingEmailAddress

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

Type: String

Required: No

FromEmailAddress

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

ReplyToAddresses

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.

MessageId

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

Note

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

Errors

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

AccountSuspendedException

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

HTTP Status Code: 400

BadRequestException

The input you provided is invalid.

HTTP Status Code: 400

LimitExceededException

There are too many instances of the specified resource type.

HTTP Status Code: 400

MailFromDomainNotVerifiedException

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

HTTP Status Code: 400

MessageRejected

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

HTTP Status Code: 400

NotFoundException

The resource you attempted to access doesn't exist.

HTTP Status Code: 404

SendingPausedException

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

HTTP Status Code: 400

TooManyRequestsException

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: