Amazon SES Mail Driver Settings

Configure Simple Email Service (SES) mail driver protocol settings for your email server.


Simple Email Service (SES) is a cost-effective, flexible, and scalable email service that enables developers to send mail from any application. A widely used service in this category is Amazon Simple Email Service.

See the following example containing an Amazon SES mailer driver.

Configure Amazon SES Mailer Driver Settings

Package Required

The Send Email package must be installed.

Permissions Required

Your user account or group membership must have the "Settings: Update Settings" permission to edit email server settings unless your user account has the Make this user a Super Admin setting selected.

See the Settings permissions or ask your Administrator for assistance.

To configure an Amazon SES email server, the following information is needed:

  • Amazon access key ID

  • Amazon secret access key

  • Amazon default region

To generate or locate your Amazon access key ID and secret access key, refer to Understanding and getting your AWS credentials. For details on Amazon regions, refer to Regions and Amazon SES.

Configure the following Amazon SES settings as necessary:

  1. Create a new email server configuration. The settings for the new email server display. By default smtp is selected as the mailer driver.

  2. Select the ses option, and then click Save. The settings for Amazon SES email server display.

  3. Enter your Amazon access key ID, and then click Save.

  4. Enter your Amazon secret access key, and then click Save.

  5. Enter your Amazon region, and then click Save.

  6. Enter the email address that this server uses to send emails, and then click Save.

  7. Enter the person or company name that sends the email, and then click Save.

Example Amazon SES Mail Server Configuration

Consider the following example that stores all settings for an Amazon SES mail server configuration:

  • Mailer driver: ses

  • Amazon Access Key ID: AmazonExampleID

  • Amazon Secret Access Key: ••••••••••••••••••

  • Amazon Default Region : us-west-2

  • Sender Email:

  • Sender Name: LouisCanera

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