Introducing Amazon Simple Email Service

What’s New? Introducing Amazon Simple Email Service We’re excited to announce the beta release of Amazon Simple Email Service (Amazon SES), a highly scalable and cost-effective bulk and transactional email-sending service for businesses and develo…

What’s New?

Introducing Amazon Simple Email Service

We’re excited to announce the beta release of Amazon Simple Email Service (Amazon SES), a highly scalable and cost-effective bulk and transactional email-sending service for businesses and developers. Amazon SES eliminates the complexity and expense of building an in-house email solution or licensing, installing, and operating a third-party email service. The service integrates with other AWS services, making it easy to send emails from applications being hosted on services such as Amazon EC2. With Amazon SES there is no long-term commitment, minimum spend or negotiation required – businesses can utilize a free usage tier, and after that, enjoy low fees for the number of emails sent plus data transfer. To get started using Amazon SES, visit http://aws.amazon.com/ses/.

Building large-scale email solutions to send marketing and transactional messages is often a complex and costly challenge for businesses. To increase the percentage of emails that are successfully delivered, businesses must deal with hassles such as email server management, network configuration, and meeting rigorous Internet Service Provider (ISP) standards for email content. Additionally, many third-party email solutions require contract and price negotiations, as well as significant up-front costs.

Amazon SES eliminates these challenges and enables businesses to benefit from the years of experience and sophisticated email infrastructure Amazon.com has built to serve its own large-scale customer base. Through a simple API call, businesses can now access a high-quality, scalable email infrastructure to efficiently and inexpensively communicate to their customers. For high email deliverability, Amazon SES uses content filtering technologies to scan a business’s outgoing email messages to help ensure that the content meets ISP standards. The email message is then either queued for sending or routed back to the sender for corrective action. To help businesses further improve the quality of email communications with their customers, Amazon SES provides a built-in feedback loop, which includes notifications of bounce backs, failed and successful delivery attempts, and spam complaints.

Start sending email in minutes through Amazon SES using the AWS software development kits for Java and .NET, or code directly to our HTTPS interface using your favorite programming language.

Learn more about Amazon SES at: http://aws.amazon.com/ses

Amazon announced their new Simple Email Services. I have thought for a long time that this was a gap and am glad to see them closing it. I need to work out the economics if it makes sense to use this feature. Look for more coming soon from me on this topic.

The Blog has Moved!

So after being hosted on Wordpress for the last year, i’ve decided to move this blog to Posterous. While i liked the flexibility and power of wordpress I had several concerns:1. Security was always a problem. I had to constantly keep wordpress upd…

So after being hosted on WordPress for the last year, i've decided to move this blog to Posterous.  While i liked the flexibility and power of wordpress I had several concerns:

1. Security was always a problem.  I had to constantly keep wordpress updated plus the plugins that I had installed needed to be upgraded regularly.
2. Updates were a pain vs the simplicity of just sending an email to posterous when something comes to mind.
3. I really want to do more blog posts in 2011, and build out my online presence, but i don't want to leave people behind on twitter, facebook, etc but I also can't handle tracking comments on everything, posterous greatly simplifies this for me.
4. I'm doing a lot more with Amazon these days and I want to talk about it more!

Keep your eyes open for more new content from me, plus other things that I find interesting. I also highly recommend you follow my google reader feed as I"m regularly sharing cool content. 
Hope everyone has an awesome 2011!! 

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