For this post, I am turning the keyboard over to my colleague Chris Wheeler. He's the Technical Program Manager for the Amazon Simple Email Service...
A few weeks have passed and the dust has settled a bit. If you haven’t heard, Amazon Simple Email Service launched as a new highly scalable and cost-effective marketing and transactional email service. We thank all the folks who’ve tried the service out and are successfully sending their email through SES. The fact that several other email application providers have begun building on top of the Amazon SES stack further shows how simple and flexible the service really is. Thousands have subscribed to Amazon SES, and many have sent significant quantities of email already. The Amazon SES forum has been popping.
Let me take a brief moment to remind everyone of the process for sending email through Amazon SES. Subscribe to Amazon SES by clicking here. You’ll need a valid AWS account if you don’t already have one. You’ll be placed in the sandbox where you can test the service and get familiar with the technical requirements. To get production access, click here and you’ll be taken to an application you can fill out in seconds. After review, you will receive an email from Amazon SES when you’ve been approved. You can also use the GetSendQuota API to check your sending limits at any time. Once in production, you can begin increasing your mail volume over time as you continue to send high quality mail.
Recommended migration strategies for sending email with SES can be found here. Finally, if you find you need to send more mail than the initial Amazon SES quota allows, click here and we’ll be happy to work with you.
Finally, if you haven’t already checked out Amazon SES, we welcome you to do so in a live presentation I’ll be hosting. Sign up today for the AWS webinar, Introduction to Amazon Simple Email Service on Friday, February 11, 2011 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PST. Register here.
Here are some quick reference links for more information as well: