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Ashwin - your latest update showing the error reveals the problem. Either a) your SES account is still in sandbox mode, or b) you skipped the steps about verifying your sender address/domain. From my instructions: Log onto AWS, select SES. Note that you only have sandbox access at this time. Click on "SMTP Settings" on the left, record the server info, ...


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The thread Lobo is referencing is out of date IMO. I've set up AWS SES with CiviMail multiple times in multiple configurations. My personal documentation is here. I've also successfully set up Postfix locally on a VPS as a smarthost to relay to SES - this is nice because then all e-mail from your VPS (e.g. backup notifications, cron failures, etc.) go ...


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I've created an extension to handle bounces through Amazon SNS notifications, see civicrm-ses. It exposes a webhook to process SNS notifications and map and create bounces when appropriate. Hope you find it useful. PS: although the extension is in alpha stage, I've been using it in production for a month (~60,000 emails processed), test in a dev ...


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This conversation has been taking place on the CiviCRM Partners' list in the past week. Fortunately, some folks from the list created a wiki page to track the best options, which is available here: Mailing Providers. I like Amazon SES, which termdark referenced (I'm the author of that documentation they linked). However, CiviCRM partners with much larger ...


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Amazon SES is a suitable replacement for those on a budget. There's some useful documentation on getting it set up with CiviCRM at: https://hq.palantetech.coop/projects/commons/wiki/Amazon_SES_for_CiviCRM I'd advise you to set up the Postix server as SES lacks much of the more useful functionality of Mandrill.


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"Probably, no." This seems to be a legal question, and CiviCRM is a tool. CiviCRM provides a lot of support for not violating those terms ... but someone could still contrive ways to break the agreement, so as with any tool it's how you use it that really matters. If a large number of spammers used a specific tool, you might see bans targeted against the ...


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I've figured it out now. I'd not understood that bounce processing works only with bulk emails and not with 'transactional' emails. All works fine if you know this!


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I've used Amazon SES for a similar sized mailing list to you for a client. I was confused initially and then surprised when they gave me a 14/s send limit. However, when you work it out that's just over 50,000 per hour so the only issue is how to keep below the 14/s limit. Well, as you've mentioned, CiviCRM has the very helpful "Throttle Time" which you ...


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An SPF record is recommended, but not the cause of the above error. That error message indicates failure to make a network connection from CiviCRM's mail library to the configured SMTP server. According to http://docs.aws.amazon.com/ses/latest/DeveloperGuide/smtp-connect.html, port 587 is for STARTTLS connections. ("TLS" is an overloaded term used in a ...


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I have a similar setup, but I have solved this outside CiviCRM. In CiviCRM, I configured the mail() send option. The effect is that the mail is routed by the local Mail Transport Agent. On my system, I use postfix for this task. Postfix can be configured to relay an email to an email service dependent on the email address. Use to do this the ...


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What part - specifically - are you worried about? That statement certainly all seems completely in line with Canadian Anti Spam Legislation: http://fightspam.gc.ca/eic/site/030.nsf/eng/home In a (very tiny) nutshell - users must opt-in to receive Email from you.


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Could you try going to your own contact record and sending an email from there to see if the individual mail is being sent properly? Also, since your problem is with the CiviMail campaign, could you go to Mailings > Scheduled and Sent Mailings and report back the status of the mailing that was unsuccessful?


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Silly questions perhaps, but since your outbound email settings in CiviCRM are correct, have you switched on the scheduled job that sends the mailings?


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It was pretty easy to setup and use and have the sending rates increased by Amazon - my average bill for sending about 10k emails a month from 2 domains is about $1 and using the service with domain keys in place has improved my open rate over php mail of my web server- although the first month I had a few more unsubs then normal - I think because email was ...


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