- $0 for the first 62,000 emails sent per month
- $0.10 per 1,000 emails sent thereafter
It is available in three AWS regions:
- eu-west-1 (Ireland)
- us-east-1 (Northern Virginia)
- us-west-2 (Oregon)
If you have an AWS account, go to SES in your AWS console.
By default, SES in each region is in sandbox mode. Since sandbox mode only allows delivering to a whitelist of verified email addresses, it’s unusable for a production web application.
To move out of sandbox mode, go to the “Sending Statistics” page and click “Request a Sending Limit Increase” to open a support request. It may take up to a day or so to be approved.
Once improved, the sending limit will increase from 200 emails/day to 50,000 emails/day and the restriction on delivering only to verified email addresses will be lifted.
Click “Email Addresses”.
Click “Verify a New Email Address”.
Enter an email such as
Click the verification link that is emailed to the address.
This address is now allowed to deliver emails using SES.
If the Rails app is deployed to EC2,
aws-sdk-* gems will load credentials from the
EC2 instance’s metadata.
The IAM role associated with the EC2 instance will be found.
Go to Policies in the IAM console. Click “Create policy”. Choose “SES”. Expand the “Write” section. Select “SendEmail” and “SendRawEmail”. Create the policy.
Go to Roles in the IAM console. Find the role associated with the EC2 instance. Attach the policy.
# Gemfile gem 'aws-sdk-rails' # config/environments/production.rb Aws::Rails.add_action_mailer_delivery_method(:aws_sdk, region: 'us-west-2') config.action_mailer.delivery_method = :aws_sdk # app/controllers/users_controller.rb class UsersController < ApplicationController def create @user = User.new(email: params[:user][:email]) if @user.save begin Mailer.email_confirmation(@user).deliver_now rescue Aws::SES::Errors::ServiceError => err Rails.logger.info(err.message) flash.now[:alert] = t('.failure') render :new end else flash.now[:alert] = t('.failure') render :new end end end
Once your sending limit has been increased, you can deploy.