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Jon Goldberg, 01/12/2015 12:16 PM

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h1. Amazon SES for CiviCRM
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If you're visiting this page and distressed by its incompleteness - rest assured that we HAVE successfully set up Amazon SES on EC2 for a client.  However, we didn't document it - this page is to capture the documentation from setting up SES in January 2015 for a new client.
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_Pre-requisites: DNS access_
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* Have client sign up for Amazon AWS, which involves credit cards, identity verification, etc.
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* Ideally, have them click on "SES" at the AWS console, to do the phone verification.
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* Log onto AWS, select SES.  Note that you only have sandbox access at this time.
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* Click on "SMTP Settings" on the left, record the server info, generate SMTP credentials and record those too.
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* Click on "Verified Senders: Domains".  Click "Verify a new Domain".  Enter the client's domain name; also click "Generate DKIM settings".
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* Download these credentials, don't just copy/paste from the screen, because they tend to get cut off.
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* Update the DNS with the verification credentials.
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** *NOTE: This will likely take several hours, even after DNS has propagated.*
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* Also add your own e-mail address the the verified sender - email address list.  This just requires receiving a verification email.
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