By using AWS re:Post, you agree to the Terms of Use

1st time configuring SES and I am missing something to make it work


I am moving a client from an AWS installation controlled by a 3rd party. I dont have access to the installation to get all the configuration data.

Most things are working, but one thing I am having issues with is getting SES and Email from 2 applications working. This isnt mass email distribution, it it occasional email from 2 systems that customers use.

The email comes from the following 2 systems.
SQL Server Reporting Services aka SSRS (a few reports sent out daily)
Custom ASP.NET application that uses legacy .NET SMTP API.

I have gotten to the point where I have created a domain in SES, added and verified a few email addresses for testing and have created SMTP credentials. --Have sent a test email to my email account from SES through the test tool, but the emails havent arrived--. EDIT: Test Emails from SES test tool have came through.

I also went into SSRS and configured the email server. This is simply the email server, the userid, and password supplied when I created credentials. I setup a schedule for a report to run and be delivered to one of the test email addresses I verified. It doesnt arrive and when I look at the SSRS logs it seems like SSRS is having issue connecting to the SES email server. Do I have to create any special Security Group to allow the Windows Server to connect to the SES email server?

For the legacy ASP.NET application I believe I need to setup the SMTP Service on Windows Server. I have done that using the same information I used with SSRS according to the following article.

When I try to send a test message it never comes through.

What am I missing?

Edited by: KeithF1138 on Mar 24, 2020 11:45 AM

asked 3 years ago39 views
1 Answer

Turns out this was mostly getting the sending restrictions removed and playing around with the ports used to connect to SES.

answered 3 years ago

You are not logged in. Log in to post an answer.

A good answer clearly answers the question and provides constructive feedback and encourages professional growth in the question asker.

Guidelines for Answering Questions