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"The Best Email Service Ever"

What do you like best?

It's Affordable, reliable, can be customized and you only pay for what you use. They have built in Analytics that scales your usage and then give you complete report.

You can customize the API, set bounce email and tracking domain from your dashboard. The service simply amazing.

Its automatically calculates your reputation based on complains. You can use a dedicated IP even though i have never used it but the option is there on the dashboard.

If what you need is to use it as an SMPT you do not need to hire a developer as all the instructions are on the page.

I simply love it.

What do you dislike?

In many cases it only connect faster on amazon Virtual Computer which I don't much like.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Amazon Simple Email Service is so far the best service I have ever used for my email marketing.

What I really like about it is that I could send email conveniently anytime I want and I could even have my own email marketing platform and sell service to others.

The beauty of this service is that I could send up to 50,000 emails for free every month before I start paying for email sent.

I recommend this service to you either you are just starting off in business or you have been in business. Amazon SES will not only help you save cost but also get your email delivered into inbox.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use it in sending bulk emails to my subscribers and the inbox rate is awesome.

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"Cost Effective yet powerful emailing solution"

What do you like best?

The thing I like best about this service is the fact that I can use it from pretty much any of our applications.

Amazon SES is a black box service from aws. With lot of amazing features like spam filtering. Email tracking etc. The pricing is fair, as you pay for what you use, and the interface is the simplest thing ever.

What do you dislike?

Setup and Configurations to avoid spam can take time for first time use. It is not for tech beginnners , reporting section is also weak.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

compare pricing with other email delivery tools. A must try emailing solution at a very affordable price.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use SES to auto-respond to users that submit messages through a contact form. We are using Amazon SES with our self hosted php application to sent our marketing emails.

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"Simple, effective but set-and-forget"

What do you like best?

You can send e-mails both using an API or through the creation of SMTP credentials for integration with systems that wouldn't support a better way of doing so

What do you dislike?

The lack of an easy way to manage e-mail feedback. Bounces are only sent as an SNS notification that you have to handle and correlate to the message sent on your own.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is great and easy if you are already running in AWS. If you require responses and a tight control of bounces/errors, then it may not be right for you though.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It allows for a well-defined and easily integrated e-mail sending from our systems without having to deal with the administration of our own e-mail system, its associated risks and spam filters.

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"The cheapest way to send massive amounts of emails"

What do you like best?

At the beginning, i liked that i was able to send millions of e-mails at a very low rate. I used amazon ses with sendy and it worked very well.

There's no plans to pick from, no tiered feature levels: just a flat fee of $0.10 per thousand emails you send, plus another $0.12 per GB of email attachments sent

Amazon SES is a cheap way—if not the cheapest way—to send emails with just the features you need, and to only pay for the messages you send.

SES is a great option for cheaply sending bulk messages, and if you already use Amazon's other services, it's free tier makes it an even more tempting offering.

What do you dislike?

It is not an all in one tool. You need to have extra software for it to work with. Another bad thing is that i did not liked the deliverability. The open rate was lower and even so our revenue was quite good.

For 100.000 emails it takes a lot of time to send e-mails because you are limited.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

SES is a great option for cheaply sending bulk messages, and if you already use Amazon's other services, it's free tier makes it an even more tempting offering.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I was able to decrease may bill with a lot of money. SES is a great option to send cheap emails. Until now i did not found a cheaper alternative.

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"Great email service for transactional emails"

What do you like best?

Pricing and reputation are the best from this platform. You can be sure all the emails sent through amazon SES are delivered to the recipients in an easy and fast way.

What do you dislike?

They should implement a visual editor or composer for the email automations, that would be great to have!

Recommendations to others considering the product:

They should take into consideration they will need to compose the emails in another software/tool for them to send them through amazon SES. And also the reputation for the sending domain needs to be positive or neutral to work

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Realiable and fast email marketing/automation with great scalability, transactional automated emails and ecommerce transactional emails.

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"SES - very limited set of regions service is available"

What do you like best?

In regions where SES is available removes the pain of managing own IPs reputation.

Feedback loop provided by SES's bounce/complaints handling was leveraged by us to automatically disable recipients who cause bounces/report complaintd - this allows us to keep things in check.

Also - DKIM signing makes it a lot easier to implement DMARC in safest way.

What do you dislike?

I know SES endpoints can be used for anywhere in the world. BUT, we decided to use SES only when its available in given region. By following this design principle of ours we cannot use SES (as its not there) in many regions. This means we need to send transactional emails directly, which gives extra headache. One of them is fact taht Trend Micro products a lot of people all around the world use for msail protection by default use "reputation database" which lists AWS datacenters IPs on DUL "blacklist". This results in many people all around the world using those TrendMicro products not getting emails from us they're expecting.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We provide financial transactional system to suppliers/customers. One of the possible integration channels our system can provide notifications/data to users is email (each supplier/user of the system can choose own preference - mail/api/cxml/sftp). Email is least reliable due to number of possible solutions and configuration which can be implemented by end users. See more details - what i like/dislike

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"Amazon SES make sending large volumes of mail easy"

What do you like best?

It makes sending large volumes of email very easy. We send lots of logs, reports, and notifications out daily. Originally we ran them through Gmail but hit their limits very quickly. After switching to SES we had no further problems.

What do you dislike?

The setup process is a bit tedious as it requires a verification process, but as a developer I understand the need. You don't want any random person signing up for an AWS account and sending mail out as Amazon.com, but the process also required explaining your needs for specific volumes and depending on a person to approve it. I feel that an automated verification process should be put into place to verify the ownership of my domain, but leave it up to me to decide how much email I need and am willing to pay for.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Know ahead of time that setting up SES will not be instant and can take over a day to wait for approval. If you set it up in response to an excessive volume of email, you may still have to deal with that volume before you can switch.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We initially sent many of our automated emails through a Gmail SMTP relay, but quickly ran into their daily limits, as well as experienced slowdowns waiting for the emails to send when a larger volume was queued. By switching to SES, we no longer had the low limits that Gmail imposed and the large volumes were sent nearly instantly.

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"A simple, reliable email service that scales"

What do you like best?

It is a simple, reliable email service that scales, with simple pricing, and very nice SDKs, including the PHP SDK. It supports both marketing and transactional emails, with generous sending limits. It supports all the security features that are standard in mail delivery systems these days such as DKIM signing.

What do you dislike?

The interface is somewhat simple compared to some others such as mandrill with no easy way to see failed emails from the web interface. Unfortunately, Amazon's support service is very poor on their lower paid plans. In terms of use for marketing emails, it really is terrible. It's real use case is with transactional emails. There is no templating system or email campaign system.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Just be aware that this is super minimal. If you're wanting any kind of easy web interface to manage subscriptions or deal with bouncing emails. then SES is not for you. On the lower plans, DKIM signing really is essential to avoid emails ending up in the spam folder. Make sure you setup everything properly for before use. Also, note that SES is excluded from the free tier on AWS.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Reliable sending of marketing and/or transactional emails. This provides the perfect minimal interface to get the job done with no fuss and minimal setup. No learning curve needed really. The primary problem was sending transactional emails with a good delivery rate, and SES achieved this.

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"Spectacular service for offering mass email services"

What do you like best?

We use Amazon SES to send tens of thousands of emails on behalf of our clients with very little difficulty. Its one of the best api-backed mass-email email services I've encountered. It has first-class support for multiple domains, DKIM, and individual address authorization. There is very little not to like.

What do you dislike?

They don't allow embedded data urls in their emails – so if you want any kind of image you need to attach it or have it available via URL. Thats a bummer.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I wouldn't hesitate to use SES. I'm sure at some point we'll hit a snag and have to consider some monster-complex system, but so far we haven't found that snag.

Also, good to know, Amazon is pretty good about upping your usage limits when you request them to.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our small organization is able to offer comparable, and cost-competitive services to MailChimp/Constant Contact all with a micro team of engineers.

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"heavy production SES user"

What do you like best?

It eliminates the need to manage mail servers which is the bane of the class sysadmin's existence.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it seems like the rate limiting is not accurate and mail can be delayed/throttled for 24 hours or longer.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Ensure that you have most of your mailing lists configured properly and that you are not on any blacklists currently before switching. Ensure that the default ratelimits are sufficient based on your volume.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We were managing a large fleet of mail servers and had full-time security administrators managing blacklist removals/etc. SES helps free up these resources to do more important things with their time.

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"You get what you pay for"

What do you like best?

Amazon SES has great integration with all of the other AWS services. You can continue to use all of the knowledge and infrastructure you've built up around AWS services with SES, including your IAM security rules. SES has a good dashboard, and characteristic for AWS extremely low pricing.

What do you dislike?

Because Amazon SES is so cheap and easy to setup it is sometimes abused by spammers. This means that it can have poor deliverability rates with major email providers. They keep a record of which IPs send spam, and penalise those IPs. They also prioritise clean sources of email over dirty sources, this means that the speed that your emails are delivered at can also suffer.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

We found that Amazon Simple Email Service didn't have the deliverability or speed that we needed. While the low price was nice, we chose a more expensive service with better rates.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We wanted to send transactional emails to our customers when they did particular user events in our web application. High rates deliverability and speed of delivery were very important to us.

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"Good but not great"

What do you like best?

Like all AWS products, this is pay as you go so it can be very beneficial for small and medium scale businesses.

What do you dislike?

You have to earn a reputation with this service so it may take some time before you can use it to reach a large pool of clients. Also, email servers are quite basic to setup so it may not be cost effective to use this service for larger enterprises.

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It is very code and tech intensive, so if you are willing to learn then it can be great. But ease of use takes time.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As a small business, this helps me send bulk emails without worrying about caps imposed by Gmail or other services.

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"Highly positive experience with AWS SES, for experienced IT professionals"

What do you like best?

- The flexibility of sending emails from various products using the same email address, without the necessity of having the same domain for the product and the email address.

- Allow you to perform basic verification and add DKIM signing to the domain. You can verify by domain or email. If you don't or can't sign DKIM, SES still sends out your email but it may end up in somebody's Spam folder or being shielded by institutional firewalls.

- The flexibility of doing mail relay from the server or the code level. You can configure Postfix and make sure all emails are relayed via AWS SES. You can also write emailing class in Python, PHP, etc. which utilizes the SES API to send emails without dealing with Postfix.

- Highly responsive and efficient. Sending large batches of newsletter queues to SES has never been a problem. And delegated emails are usually received instantly.

- Official documentations are pretty good. Follow the tutorial and you can setup your mail relay quickly and verify your email or website domain.

- The SES support actually watches your back for you. Because they care about the bounce rate which affect their reputation, they monitor your bounce rate. I work at a large institution and the unit had never cared about the bounce rate until one day we were told our SES service was throttled due to high bounce rates (>40%). So we had to clean up our database's client table which had not been cleaned for maybe 10 years. This kind of instances have happened multiple times, and I was glad secretly because it in effect obliges the administrative to care about their service quality and user experience.

- Can hook up with other AWS or non-AWS services to send out automatic notifications. For example, we are sending automatic emails via SES whenever our website is down, newsletter (also sent via SES) is bounced, an Elastic Transcoder job is done, etc. These are setup via AWS SNS. It's also totally possible to automate whatever email sending by utilizing the SES API. You can accomplish virtually anything you want.

What do you dislike?

The major complaint is SES is (almost) totally self-managed and they don't provide tools to add to the values external to the core product functionality. For instance, they don't provide email logs from which you can debug your scripts or server config. They also don't provide newsletter templates or management tools that can make your life really easy. For newsletters, we ended up creating the template and test it out in Mailchimp, before we use it with SES in production.

I really hope they can provide some additional features to simplify a lot of things for you.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Requires basic experience with servers and domain certificates to get SES running quickly. To use advanced features (e.g. via AWS SNS or utilizing the SES API), more experiences are needed. If you are a startup and don't want to invest lots of time to get the newsletters sent, probably you should first look at Mailchimp or other similar "dummy-proof" solutions.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

1) Having a dozen products that all want to send out notifications/newsletters from the same email address.

2) Wanting to pay minimum for sending emails (currently it's $0.10 per 1,000 emails).

3) Worry-free once the relay is setup. Just let it run and AWS makes sure it's working all the time.

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"Simple and Easy"

What do you like best?

Great and simple user experience and nice functions. now includes a reputation dashboard, which helps you track the overall bounce and complaint rates for your account

What do you dislike?

lack of templates, Like most technical endeavors, sending email is a lot harder than it looks!

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Amazon WorkMail gives met he ability to seamlessly access my email, contacts, and calendars using the client application of their choice, including Microsoft Outlook

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"Amazon SES is not to simple"

What do you like best?

It is a part of Amazon web services suite and offfers an amazing value for money.It integrates seamlessly with other Amazon web services. Amazon SES has higher delivery rate as it ensures that the mail content is safe and is not intercepted by spam filters.

Scalability is another reason I love about Amazon SES. One does need not worry about performance if they started small and now become big.

What do you dislike?

The customer support is not at all good. Advanced analytics is missing and only track you can keep is number of delivered and bounced back emails. The API is tricky to integrate with and requires a decent coding experience.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are already using Amazon EC2 and S3 services. So, it was logical for us to use Aamzon SES for our bulk mailing requirements. We found it an economic option with no frills attached and when coupled with Amazon SNS , it is far more powerful tool.

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"Simply awesome and quite cheap"

What do you like best?

The ses service is quite cheap as compared to other email platforms.

You can send huge amount of mails to your clients at a good sending rate. The rates are quite cheap and you pay as you go. The Aws ensures that your receivers get quality emails and checks for any virus etc.

What do you dislike?

Currently we see most our requirements being fulfilled by the service and do not see any shortcomings.

But the mail sending api's should be more flexible. Since there is a sending limit per 24 hrs , there is a fear of reaching the limit due to sudden usage or anything like that.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Be prepared for the limit benchmark on the service , but you can always ask for an increase if it does not satisfy your needs. You also need to setup your system to handle bounces and complaints. For that you can either build your own system or use SNS.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are sending mails to our customers regarding our products and any new features and offers. SInce AWS has a good reputation our messages are not considered as spams by the internet service providers.

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"Email Answered"

What do you like best?

I love how easy it is to integrate their service with our system. We moved from a different vendor to Amazon and it was a breeze. We just had to verify our from domain, change a bit of code and we were up and running.

What do you dislike?

I wish we had a little bit more data on sending statistics. There is some data but not too much detailed data.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

You should have no problems moving to amazon SES. It has the full support of Amazon's powerful hardward.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Transactional and marketing emails sent with high availability and scalability.

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"One of the best Email service"

What do you like best?

I like its wide range of programming language support. It has publicly available libraries and help documents to implement the code. It also provides console to test the email service.

What do you dislike?

Its support team takes time to reply the email. Timezone could be the reason.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is reliable, cheap, and easy to implement. It is a good option for transnational email go for it.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use a web form to be field by people around the world it has to be delivered to the list of email based on the content selection. It is really easy to implement the library and execute the code. It works smoothly. It is lowering our cost for email service.

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"An Amazon SES Review"

What do you like best?

This software is very easy to set up. It is also very cheap as it offers up to 62,000 emails per month for apps hosted within amazon. It is very efficient and allows you to easily track usage.

What do you dislike?

It is not available in all AWS regions such as Frankfurt.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Definitely the best email service in the market at almost no cost.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have been able to send mass emails confidently without worry of emails going to the spam section.

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"Fast and well-priced"

What do you like best?

I really like the way domain authentication is handled; being integrated with Route53 makes setup and verification pretty quick, and it's possible to allow other AWS accounts to use SES to send emails for verified domains, with a very granular control over permissions (through IAM)

What do you dislike?

I'd like to be able to see raw logs of emails being sent, possibly through CloudWatch.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you're using AWS, there's no reason you shouldn't consider SES over any other transaction email system, particularly if you're concerned about security.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We had to switch away to Mandrill as we didn't like the way it was integrated with MailChimp and their new pricing, and most of our infrastructure is running on AWS so SES was the obvious choice. We have no regrets.

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"Really good service divided across many regions. "

What do you like best?

I like the easy integration with many programming languages and other AWS services. It is really good to include in the lambda and other code-related products.

What do you dislike?

Many times in the beginning of our usage, we got some messages being lost or not sent, even with a good reputation. It could have been related to the sandbox period, since after that it stop happening quit often.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is a great tool, most than all if are already using other AWS services. Even if you are not, it is simple to start using and the sandbox limits are quite comfortable. It is not the best fit if you are planning to use multiple addresses from the beginning or if your purpose is not on their whitelist.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

At the time, we were using it for mail confirmation and a weekly digest. We were using it since the beginning, so it hard to notice any benefits, but the speed to integrate it with our python scripts was indeed a plus.

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"Good experience"

What do you like best?

The price, is one of the cheapest email services

What do you dislike?

That you need to manage the bounces and they suspend the account if you have more than 5% of bounce

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Be sure that the email that they are using are valid

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We added email recoveries for our apps and also we use this service to send marketing emails to our clients

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"Simple to use"

What do you like best?

Its very simple setting up the service, and the sopport guys are really kind with any doubts that you can have.

What do you dislike?

Maybe that if you want a quickly response you have to pay a lot for a suscripcion support plan. We already are paying per email.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Its really important to have time before setting up because the step between sandbox and production service could be a little slow.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are sending invoices with this service and its really useful because you dont have to use too much paper.

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"A better integration for day to day operations"

What do you like best?

The integration was really easy and the price is very affordable for us, as we are a small team, and the support was very useful. The other great point is that Amazon takes care of all the metrics for us, this is crucial for the follow up of the development.

What do you dislike?

The documentation was very complicated, specially the ones for consuming the APIs from specific languages.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is useful to clients who are using this for the very first time, as well as those that come from using a "bulk" of dedicated SMTP servers.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Newsletter for our users and forgotten password procedures. We had a lot of problems with blacklisting, which we managed to solved using Amazon SES.

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"Solid service and decent price"

What do you like best?

You cannot choose SES and not mention the price. It's just its best feature. Deliverability at its best.

What do you dislike?

It has extremely strict rules. After years using it, my account was closed because they assumed it was spam. Turns out I was sending email for my own forum and the long emails from their support failed to see that.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Be very aware of the rules and do not break them. They do not forgive.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I needed deliverability and cheap price. To simply put it, there is no another company that can compete with Amazon SES in that field.

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"Big learning curve, but incredible powerful once implemented. "

What do you like best?

AWS SES allows users to send virtually an unlimited number of (non-spam) e-mails in a reliable and secure way, using a very extensive API and AWS ecosystem.

What do you dislike?

AWS SES has a steep learning curve for those not familiar with the AWS API already, and there are few "official" examples and tutorials. That said, there are numerous examples on 3rd-party websites outlining real-world use cases and examples.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Don't use SES if you don't have or you are not a competent developer. Other services are easier, but you pay a premium for this ease-of-use, and SES offers you similar or exceeding levels of service for a lower price.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use AWS SES to send both transactional e-mail and high-volume e-mail.

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"amazon SES review"

What do you like best?

It is very simple, and a great price. I also like that it is through Amazon, which is a website that I use alot. I would recommend people who are not sure about where they want to host to use this. It is easy and it is affordable. I would also recommend using it with Cyberduck. I liked using it as well because I never really realized how many web service s that Amazon has since it is usually know as just the web stores.

What do you dislike?

I have had some problems with the servers reading my php. It has worked through all other testing that I've done, so I know the problem is the server. Otherwise I've really enjoyed the service. We made two copies of our code, one is a def environment and one is the live environment. I noticed that alot of times in the dev version, the index.html somehow turned into what looks like unicode or something like that, some symbol language that was not editable. I had to then save my original code somewhere else in a file, then copy and paste it back into there which was a big hassle that I did not understand.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I don't have any, it is pretty good so far.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We used SES to create and host a website. I have realized that this service is great because it's such a good price and it's easy to used. It really helped our site get up and going.

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"Cheap and scalable email service"

What do you like best?

The ability to go from 0 to service quickly. Long ago, this process would have entailed setting up machines in a data center, installing an operating system, setting up postfix, etc....now I click 2, maybe 3 buttons then enter in a few configuration options. Major time saver.

What do you dislike?

White/Black listing can be troublesome but I don't think that it is unbearable.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

No real recommendations here outside of just using it; for this use case, it is the best that I have found.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Automated email reporting to our clients.

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"One of the best service by amazon in order to send emails"

What do you like best?

1. Fastest delivery of emails

2. Easy to setup in any application(We have been using it since 2 years for all our projects)

3. 100% reliable delivery as its always shows in INBOX

4. Simple steps to configure in any application no complex steps required

What do you dislike?

Not at all. But we found one issue that it stopped sending emails finally the issue was with amazon EC2 time was not in synchronization with UTC. then we were able to resolved the issue and it worked.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Not at all. Keep it up

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

1. Sending promotion emails

2. Account verification emails

3. Reset password emails

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"Send Emails with easy API"

What do you like best?

It's easy to configure and easy to use. I like to use Amazon SES to send instituitional emails from systems I use.

What do you dislike?

I don't have anything to dislike this service. It's so good

Recommendations to others considering the product:

They have a great integration with Amazon Web Services, but it's no need to use all services from Amazon, we can use with any services.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have to send instituitional emails from my systems, like confirmation new account, remembering passwords, renew accounts and closing accounts