Amazon SES header fields - Amazon Simple Email Service

Amazon SES header fields

Amazon SES can accept all email headers that follow the format described in RFC 822.

The following fields can't appear more than once in the header section of a message:

  • Accept-Language

  • acceptLanguage

  • Archived-At

  • Auto-Submitted

  • Bounces-to

  • Comments

  • Content-Alternative

  • Content-Base

  • Content-Class

  • Content-Description

  • Content-Disposition

  • Content-Duration

  • Content-ID

  • Content-Language

  • Content-Length

  • Content-Location

  • Content-MD5

  • Content-Transfer-Encoding

  • Content-Type

  • Date

  • Delivered-To

  • Disposition-Notification-Options

  • Disposition-Notification-To

  • DKIM-Signature

  • DomainKey-Signature

  • Errors-To

  • From

  • Importance

  • In-Reply-To

  • Keywords

  • List-Archive

  • List-Help

  • List-Id

  • List-Owner

  • List-Post

  • List-Subscribe

  • List-Unsubscribe

  • Message-Context

  • Message-ID

  • MIME-Version

  • Organization

  • Original-From

  • Original-Message-ID

  • Original-Recipient

  • Original-Subject

  • Precedence

  • Priority

  • References

  • Reply-To

  • Return-Path

  • Return-Receipt-To

  • Sender

  • Solicitation

  • Sensitivity

  • Subject

  • Thread-Index

  • Thread-Topic

  • User-Agent

  • VBR-Info

Considerations

  • The acceptLanguage field is non-standard. If possible, you should use the Accept-Language header instead.

  • If you specify a Date header, Amazon SES overrides it with a timestamp that corresponds to the date and time in the UTC time zone when Amazon SES accepted the message.

  • If you provide a Message-ID header, Amazon SES overrides the header with its own value.

  • If you specify a Return-Path header, Amazon SES sends bounce and complaint notifications to the address that you specified. However, the message that your recipients receive contains a different value for the Return-Path header.