The Amazon SES account is verified. I have sent emails from gmail using an alias that is the same address I'm using in CiviCRM, and the emails originating from gmail were delivered. But when I send a test email from Administer > System Settings > Outbound Email I consistently get a timeout error, like this:
Mail Not Sent Sending test email. FROM: email@example.com TO: firstname.lastname@example.org. No test mail has been sent. An error occurred when CiviCRM attempted to send an email (via SMTP). The mail library returned the following error message: Failed to connect to ssl://email-smtp.us-west-2.amazonaws.com:587 [SMTP: Failed to connect socket: Connection timed out (code: -1, response: )]
Trying to figure out what the problem might be. I'm wondering if I might need an SPF record for my domain (mysite.org in the example above)?