Automatically pausing email sending - Amazon Simple Email Service Classic

This is the user guide for Amazon SES Classic. Updates and new features are only being documented in the new Amazon SES Developer Guide which we recommend to use.

Automatically pausing email sending

To protect your sender reputation, you can temporarily pause email sending for messages sent using specific configuration sets, or for all messages sent from your Amazon SES account in a specific AWS Region.

By using Amazon CloudWatch and Lambda, you can create a solution that automatically pauses your email sending when your reputation metrics (such as bounce rate or complaint rate) exceed certain thresholds. This topic contains procedures for setting up this solution.