EventDestination - Amazon Simple Email Service


Contains information about an event destination.


When you create or update an event destination, you must provide one, and only one, destination. The destination can be Amazon CloudWatch, Amazon Kinesis Firehose or Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS).

Event destinations are associated with configuration sets, which enable you to publish email sending events to Amazon CloudWatch, Amazon Kinesis Firehose, or Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS). For information about using configuration sets, see the Amazon SES Developer Guide.



The type of email sending events to publish to the event destination.

  • send - The call was successful and Amazon SES is attempting to deliver the email.

  • reject - Amazon SES determined that the email contained a virus and rejected it.

  • bounce - The recipient's mail server permanently rejected the email. This corresponds to a hard bounce.

  • complaint - The recipient marked the email as spam.

  • delivery - Amazon SES successfully delivered the email to the recipient's mail server.

  • open - The recipient received the email and opened it in their email client.

  • click - The recipient clicked one or more links in the email.

  • renderingFailure - Amazon SES did not send the email because of a template rendering issue.

Type: Array of strings

Valid Values: send | reject | bounce | complaint | delivery | open | click | renderingFailure

Required: Yes


The name of the event destination. The name must meet the following requirements:

  • Contain only ASCII letters (a-z, A-Z), numbers (0-9), underscores (_), or dashes (-).

  • Contain 64 characters or fewer.

Type: String

Required: Yes


An object that contains the names, default values, and sources of the dimensions associated with an Amazon CloudWatch event destination.

Type: CloudWatchDestination object

Required: No


Sets whether Amazon SES publishes events to this destination when you send an email with the associated configuration set. Set to true to enable publishing to this destination; set to false to prevent publishing to this destination. The default value is false.

Type: Boolean

Required: No


An object that contains the delivery stream ARN and the IAM role ARN associated with an Amazon Kinesis Firehose event destination.

Type: KinesisFirehoseDestination object

Required: No


An object that contains the topic ARN associated with an Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS) event destination.

Type: SNSDestination object

Required: No

See Also

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