HOW TO SETUP AMAZON SES (STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS)

STEP 1:  Signup for amazon simple email service by following the link –  https://portal.aws.amazon.com/billing/signup#/start

STEP 2:  Enter your credit or debit card information when it is asked.

STEP 3:  Complete phone verification if asked.

STEP 4:  Go to the following URL:  https://console.aws.amazon.com/ses/home?region=us-east-1#
Choose region as N. Virginia

STEP 5: From the left panel Click  Domains->Verify A New Domain
Then enter the domain name of your website. You should have a live website with valid content inorder to apply for amazon ses.

Once you have verified your domain name, you will get TXT records.

STEP 6:  Goto the hosting control panel of your website (Cpanel/Plesk) and take “Zone Editor” or “Advanced Zone Editor” from cpanel and enter the TXT record provided by amazon in the DNS records.

STEP 7:  Create a mailbox in cpanel / plesk of your website which you will be using as your sender email id.

STEP 8:  From Amazon SES control panel left side menu, take “Email Addresses”->Verify a new email address. Then enter your email id associated with your domain.  Amazon will send you a confirmation email. Open that email and click the link in it to confirm your email address.

STEP 9:  Take “Sending Statistics” from left side menu of amazon and “Request a sending limit increase” and fill in the form.
Amazon staff will then review your website and will approve your amazon ses account and enable your amazon account for sending real emails by uplifting your account from the sandbox state. You will get a confirmation in your email when amazon has increased your sending limits after which you will be able to send real emails.

STEP 10:  From the left panel of amazon control panel take “SMTP Settings”.  Copy the server name and port number to a txt file. Then click Create My SMTP Credentials->Create->Show User SMTP Security Credentials. Copy the SMTP username and password to a txt file.

STEP 11:  Open Email Broadcasting Software, take “Settings”->SMTP->SMTP Settings and input the server name , port number, username , password. Enable the TLS check box. Then click Add this SMTP->Save and close

STEP 12:  You're all ready to go. Compose your email in Email Broadcasting Software, Import your list and start sending emails....