Amazon AWS SES
Postways supports Amazon AWS SES for sending email. If you're not already using SES to send email then you might consider doing so. However, before diving into the nitty gritty it might be good to discuss a few SES concepts first such as Verifying your Domain and Sandbox Mode.
Verify Your Domain & Sending Addresses
Before you can start using AWS SES you need to verify your domain name and all email addresses your application is going to send email from. The reason this is required is due to spam. By verifying your domain name you are required to add a number of records to the DNS of your domain name so AWS can verify that you are the legitimate owner of the domain name.
Important Please be aware that your application can only send email from email addresses that are verified within AWS SES. This requirement is regardless if your SES runs in sandbox mode or not.
Another requirement to have your AWS SES account lifted out of Sanbox Mode is to make sure that you have set up Complaint Notifications and Bounce Notifications correctly. These are required to be set up by Amazon AWS before your AWS SES account can be lifted out of Sandbox Mode.
The easiest way to create these is to use SNS to set up two SNS email endpoints. To set up Complaint Notifications endpoint, in SNS create a new Topic, e.g. named EmailComplaint. After you have created the Topic, create a subscription to that topic of type Email and to point it to an email address, e.g.
firstname.lastname@example.org (make sure this email address exists!). Do the same for Bounce Notifications, create a new Topic called EmailBounce and set up an email endpoint to a different email address, e.g,
email@example.com. In your SES settings of your domain, under Notifications, you can now select the SNS topics for each of the complaint and bounce topics respectively. Please be aware that in the future you might want to change both these topics to HTTP subscribers so that your software system can automatically react to any of these events.
Once your SES account is lifted out of Sandbox mode you can start sending emails to addresses that aren't verified, i.e. your users and/or customers.