Creating an Amazon Pinpoint project with email support - Amazon Pinpoint

Creating an Amazon Pinpoint project with email support

To send email with Amazon Pinpoint, you start by creating an Amazon Pinpoint project. When you create a project, you can enable the email channel for it, and then choose the email identity that you want to use as the sender address. If you haven't already verified an identity to use with Amazon Pinpoint, you can verify an email address when you create the project.

In Amazon Pinpoint, an identity is an email address or domain that you use to send email. Before you can send email using Amazon Pinpoint, you must verify each identity that you plan to use as a From, Source, Sender, or Return-Path address to prove that you own the identity. For more information about verifying identities, see Verifying email identities.

Note

If your account is still in the Amazon Pinpoint email sandbox, you also need to verify the identities that you plan to send email to. For more information about the email sandbox, see Increasing your sending quotas.

Creating an email project when you haven't yet verified an identity

If you haven't used Amazon Pinpoint to send email in the past, you probably haven't verified any identities. The procedure in this section describes the process of creating a project and verifying a single email address at the same time.

If you've already verified an identity, or if you want to verify an entire domain instead of a single address, use the procedures in Verifying a domain instead.

To create a new email project and verify an email address

  1. Open the Amazon Pinpoint console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/pinpoint/.

  2. On the All projects page, choose Create a project.

  3. For Project name, enter a name, and then choose Create.

    Note

    The project name can contain up to 64 alphanumeric characters. It can also include the following characters: comma (,), period (.), at sign (@), underscore (_), equals sign (=), and plus sign (+).

  4. On the Configure features page, under Email, choose Configure.

  5. On the Set up email page, for Email address, enter the email address that you want to use to send email from this project. Amazon Pinpoint sends an email to the address that you entered. Open the email, and then click the link in the message to verify the email address.

Creating an email project when you've already verified an identity

If you've already verified an email identity, you can use that identity with your new project.

To create a new email project and choose an existing identity

  1. Open the Amazon Pinpoint console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/pinpoint/.

  2. On the All projects page, choose Create a project.

  3. For Project name, enter a name, and then choose Create.

    Note

    The project name can contain up to 64 alphanumeric characters. It can also include the following characters: comma (,), period (.), at sign (@), underscore (_), equals sign (=), and plus sign (+).

  4. On the Configure features page, choose Skip this step.

  5. In the navigation pane, under Settings, choose Email.

  6. Next to Identity details, choose Edit.

  7. Choose Enable the email channel for this project.

  8. For Identity type, choose either Email address or Domain, depending on the type of verified identity that you want to use.

  9. Choose Use an existing email address if you chose Email address in the preceding step, or choose Use an existing domain if you chose Domain.

  10. From the list, choose the verified email address or domain that you want to use.

  11. If you're setting up a domain, specify the Default sender address for that domain.

  12. (Optional) For Friendly sender name, enter the name that you want to appear in your recipients' email clients.

  13. When you finish, choose Save.