Step 1: Set up a Configuration Set - Amazon Simple Email Service

Step 1: Set up a Configuration Set

To set up Amazon SES to publish your email sending events to Amazon CloudWatch, you first create a configuration set, and then you add a CloudWatch event destination to the configuration set. This section shows how to accomplish those tasks.

If you already have a configuration set, you can add a CloudWatch destination to your existing configuration set. In this case, skip to Adding a CloudWatch Event Destination.

Creating a Configuration Set

The following procedure shows how to create a configuration set.

To create a configuration set

  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console and open the Amazon SES console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/ses/.

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Configuration Sets.

  3. Choose Create Configuration Set.

  4. Type a name for the configuration set, and then choose Create Configuration Set.

Adding a CloudWatch Event Destination

The following procedure shows how to add a CloudWatch event destination to the configuration set you created.

To add a CloudWatch event destination to a configuration set

  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console and open the Amazon SES console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/ses/.

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Configuration Sets.

  3. Choose the configuration set you created in the previous section.

  4. For Add Destination, choose Select a destination type, and then choose CloudWatch.

  5. For Name, enter a name for the event destination.

  6. For Event types, choose the metrics that you want to report in Amazon CloudWatch.

  7. Choose Enabled.

  8. For Value Source, choose the value that you want to use to categorize the metrics in CloudWatch. For example, if you choose Message Tag, you have to specify a key-value pair. Amazon SES sends the selected metrics to CloudWatch if the email contains this key-value pair as a message tag. When you view the metrics in CloudWatch, they're categorized by the key of the message tag.

    Note

    If you choose Link Tag as the value source, you can only send click events to CloudWatch. You can use the Link Tag value source to determine which links in your emails are clicked most often.

  9. Choose Save.

  10. To exit the Edit Configuration Set page, use the back button of your browser.