Moving to the cloud part 5: Enabling SES

Sending emails from a Symfony2 application is no challenging task. Just configure the Swiftmailer library with a handful of simple parameters, create a message object, trigger the sending process and you are done. Things change slightly if you are responsible of the mail server at the same time. Setting up and maintaining mail server software may become a challenging task, especially if there are complaints about missing emails, security holes or spam issues. Moreover, sending from a cloud server is not very reliable because of its doubtful IP reputation. ¬†Amazon’s SES service provides relief.

Amazon’s SES¬†(Simple Email Service) service frees us from setting up and maintaining a mail server by providing an email service with a single SMTP endpoint.

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