Amazon Simple Email Service
Developer Guide

Monitoring Your Amazon SES Sending Limits

You can monitor your sending limits by using the Amazon SES console or through the Amazon SES API, whether by calling the Query (HTTPS) interface directly or indirectly through an AWS SDK, the AWS Command Line Interface, or the AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell.


We recommend that you frequently check your sending statistics to ensure that you are not close to your sending limits. If you are close to your sending limits, see Increasing Your Amazon SES Sending Limits for information about how to increase them. Don't wait until you reach your sending limits to consider increasing them.

Monitoring Your Sending Limits Using the Amazon SES Console

The following procedure shows you how to view your sending limits using the Amazon SES console.

  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console and open the Amazon SES console at

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Sending Statistics. Your sending limits are shown under Your Amazon SES Sending Limits.

                            AWS Management Console
  3. To update the display, choose Refresh.

Monitoring Your Sending Limits Using the Amazon SES API

The Amazon SES API provides the GetSendQuota action, which returns your sending limits. When you call GetSendQuota action, you receive the following information:

  • Number of emails you have sent during the past 24 hours

  • Sending quota for the current 24-hour period

  • Maximum send rate


For a description of GetSendQuota, see Amazon Simple Email Service API Reference.