XF 2.1 How does one use Amazon SES with XF2.1?

joec

Member
I'm currently looking for a way to implement Amazon SES as we convert from XF1.5.24 to XF2.1 for all mail sending. We've been using [bd] Mails, but we haven't seen a similar feature in XF2 or an applicable add-on.

What solutions have people found, or am I just looking in the wrong area on XF2.1?

Thank you in advance.
 

JamesBrown

Well-known member
I have tried a number of solutions and I've settled on Sendy. I send out 60k emails a week via Sendy and Amazon, and it costs me cents as opposed to hundreds of dollars with a Mailchimp or equivalent.

I write emails in BeePro, then use a Zap to send them to Sendy ready to go. There are a couple of addons that add members to Sendy from xF but they are unreliable. I now do this manually. Once a week before I send emails I'll manually add new registrations to Sendy by way of a spreadsheet import. Takes about three minutes to export the addresses and import them into a spreadsheet before uploading to Sendy. We have very few unsubs and because all our mail goes through Sendy the unsubs are honoured.
 

DragonByte Tech

Well-known member
I'm currently looking for a way to implement Amazon SES as we convert from XF1.5.24 to XF2.1 for all mail sending. We've been using [bd] Mails, but we haven't seen a similar feature in XF2 or an applicable add-on.

What solutions have people found, or am I just looking in the wrong area on XF2.1?

Thank you in advance.
1. Follow the instructions in SES to verify your domain / email accounts
2. Setup your email transport like so (your SMTP server host would vary depending on your region):
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If you want to support the bounce feature in XF there's some additional setup which I don't recall at this time.
 

Amadeus

Member
I just wanted to confirm that these settings work, but even though the Amazon SES dashboard gives multiple ports that can be used, the connection would timeout with anything other than 587.
 
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