I noticed on a blog on the site (https://civicrm.org/blog/andrewhunt/alternatives-to-mandrill) a suggestion to use Amazon SES as an alternative to Mandrill for emails, and I also noticed an old CiviCRM/Drupal image on Amazon Marketplace. We've customized CiviCRM for a customer who is already using the software for their email campaigns and wanted to deploy on AWS but we're concerned about terms of service preventing the facilitation of mass unsolicited emails. Does anyone have experience with this?
Specifically the Amazon terms state:
You will not distribute, publish, send, or facilitate the sending of unsolicited mass e-mail or other messages, promotions, advertising, or solicitations (like “spam”), including commercial advertising and informational announcements. You will not alter or obscure mail headers or assume a sender’s identity without the sender’s explicit permission. You will not collect replies to messages sent from another internet service provider if those messages violate this Policy or the acceptable use policy of that provider.