What is Amazon SES? - Amazon Simple Email Service

What is Amazon SES?

Amazon Simple Email Service (SES) is an email platform that provides an easy, cost-effective way for you to send and receive email using your own email addresses and domains.

For example, you can send marketing emails such as special offers, transactional emails such as order confirmations, and other types of correspondence such as newsletters. When you use Amazon SES to receive mail, you can develop software solutions such as email autoresponders, email unsubscribe systems, and applications that generate customer support tickets from incoming emails.

For more information about topics related to Amazon SES, see the AWS Messaging and Targeting Blog.


Building a large-scale email solution is often a complex and costly challenge for a business. You must deal with infrastructure challenges such as email server management, network configuration, and IP address reputation. Additionally, many third-party email solutions require contract and price negotiations, as well as significant up-front costs. Amazon SES eliminates these challenges and enables you to benefit from the years of experience and sophisticated email infrastructure Amazon.com has built to serve its own large-scale customer base.

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Amazon SES integrates seamlessly with other AWS products. For example, you can:


With Amazon SES, you pay based on the volume of emails sent and received. For more information, see Amazon SES pricing.