Creating standard dedicated IP pools for dedicated IPs (standard) - Amazon Simple Email Service

Creating standard dedicated IP pools for dedicated IPs (standard)

If you purchased several dedicated IP addresses (standard) to use with Amazon SES, you can create groups of those addresses, called dedicated IP pools. Grouping dedicated IPs (standard) together in a pool makes them easier to manage. A common scenario is to create one pool for sending marketing communications, and another for sending transactional emails. Your sender reputation for transactional emails is then isolated from that of your marketing emails. In this scenario, if a marketing campaign generates a large number of complaints, the delivery of your transactional emails is not impacted.

This section contains procedures for creating dedicated IP pools.


You can also create configuration sets that use a pool of IP addresses that are shared by all SES customers. The shared IP pool is useful for situations in which you need to send email that doesn't align with your usual sending behaviors. For information about using the shared IP pool with a configuration set, see Assigning IP pools in Amazon SES.

To create a dedicated IP pool for dedicated IPs (standard) using the SES console
  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console and open the Amazon SES console at

  2. In the left navigation pane, choose Dedicated IPs.


    If you currently don't have any dedicated IPs (standard) in your account, the Dedicated IPs onboarding page is displayed giving you the opportunity to purchase dedicated IPs (standard). For more information see Request dedicated IPs (standard).

  3. Select the Standard IP pools tab on the Dedicated IPs page.

  4. In the All Dedicated IP (standard) pools panel, choose Create Standard IP pool.

    The Create IP Pool page opens.

  5. In the Pool details panel,

    1. Choose Standard (self managed) in the Scaling mode field.

    2. Enter a name for your IP pool in the IP pool name field.


      The IP pool name must be unique and can't be a duplicate of a managed IP pool name in your account.

    3. (Optional) If you have existing standard dedicated IP addresses that you want to add to this IP pool, select them from the dropdown list in the Dedicated IP addresses field.


      If you select an IP address that's already associated with an IP pool, it will now only be associated with this IP pool.

  6. (Optional) You can associate this IP pool with a configuration set by selecting one from the dropdown list in the Configuration sets field.

    • If you select a configuration set that's already associated with an IP pool, it will now only be associated with this IP pool.

    • To add or remove associated configuration sets after this IP pool is created, edit the configuration set's Sending IP pool parameter.

    • If you haven’t created any configuration sets yet, see Using configuration sets in Amazon SES.

  7. (Optional) You can add one or more Tags to this IP pool by including a tag key and an optional value for the key.

    1. Choose Add new tag and enter the Key. You can also add an optional Value for the tag.

    2. To add the tag, choose Save changes.

      You can add up to 50 tags. You can remove a tag by choosing Remove.

  8. Select Create pool.


    After you create a standard IP pool, you have the option to convert it to a managed IP pool. See Creating a managed IP pool.