Amazon Simple Email Service
Developer Guide

Step 1: Before You Begin

Before you start this tutorial, sign up for an AWS account (if you don't already have one), and use Amazon Route 53 to register the domain you want to use to receive email.

Sign Up

If you already have an AWS account, you can skip this section.

To create an AWS account

  1. Go to, and then choose Get Started with Amazon SES.

  2. On the Create an AWS Account page, complete the required fields and follow the on-screen instructions to create a new account.

Register a Domain using Route 53

This tutorial assumes that you're using a domain that you registered using Route 53. You can also use a domain that you registered using another service, but the procedures for verifying your domain will differ from those shown in this tutorial. For more information about using Route 53 to register a domain, see Register a New Domain in the Amazon Route 53 Developer Guide.

You can also transfer an existing domain to Route 53. For more information about transferring domains to Route 53, see Transferring Registration for a Domain to Route 53 in the Amazon Route 53 Developer Guide.

Next step: Step 2: Verify Your Domain