Getting Started

Connect Your AWS Account utilizes Amazon SES to dispatch its emails. The reason behind this is the significant difference between the emailing infrastructure business and the email marketing business. Amazon SES manages this aspect for us at a considerably low cost.

While we anticipate that you might be somewhat familiar with AWS and its console, it isn't a requirement to get started. Do ensure to create an AWS account first, if you haven't already.

If you have an existing SES identity set up, feel free to skip ahead to step 5.

  1. Within the AWS console, search for and select Amazon Simple Email Service (verify you've chosen the correct region).
  2. On the left sidebar, click Verified identities.
  3. Press Create identity.
  4. Follow the steps on the Create identity page until your email identity (email or domain) is created and verified.
  5. Return to the search bar, find and select IAM.
  6. In the left sidebar, click Users and then Add users.
  7. Proceed to create the user:
    1. Assign the user name as ccdev.
    2. Choose Attach policies directly.
    3. Use the search box provided to locate and select AmazonSESFullAccess.
    4. Press Next and then Create user.
  8. Back on the users page, click on the recently created ccdev user.
  9. Move to the Security credentials tab.
  10. Click Create access key.
    1. Choose Application running outside AWS.
    2. Press Next and then Create access key.
    3. Store the Access key and Secret access key. You'll require these shortly.

With the credentials ready, it's time to put them to use.

  1. Visit the Data page on
  2. Click Connect to AWS.
  3. Paste the Access key, Secret access key, and input the AWS region.
  4. Press Test credentials to confirm the keys are valid.
  5. Click Set credentials.

That's all! You are now connected to Amazon SES. Rest assured, your credentials are always encrypted during transmission and storage. You can learn more about our approach here: How credentials are stored.