SMTP outbound configuration on Amazon Web Services AWS

After 3 whole days of trying to setup the outbound email I finally got it to work.

  • You need to authorize the email address the email will come from (Sending address). You can do this by going to: AWS console > Amazon Simple Email Service > Email addresses > Verify a new email address. Once verified, make sure if says Verification Status: Verified.

  • Then you go back home in: Amazon Simple Email Service > SMTP Settings (Using SMTP to Send Email with Amazon SES) and take note of the server information there. In my case it is:

Server Name:
Port: 25, 465 or 587
Use Transport Layer Security (TLS): Yes
Authentication: Your SMTP credentials. See below for more information.

  • Then create my SMTP credentials for your user and passcode. Download it and keep in safe place. You will not be able to go back and get this info ever again!!!

  • Use port 2587, TLS and authentication and that’s it.

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