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Amazon SES Using Thunderbird

Building a large-scale email solution is often a complex and costly challenge for a business. One must deal with infrastructure challenges. Additionally, many third-party email solutions require contract and price negotiations. Amazon SES eliminates these challenges.

What is Amazon SES?
Amazon SES Setup
Thunderbird Setup
How CloudThat Can Help You?


What is Amazon SES?

Amazon Simple Email Service (SES) is a cost-effective, flexible, and scalable email service that enables developers to send mail from within any application. One can configure Amazon SES quickly to support several email use cases, including transactional, marketing, or mass email communications.

Amazon SES sends email using SMTP, which is the most common email protocol on the internet.

Let’s deep dive into how to use SES with Thunderbird:

Amazon SES Setup

Step 1:  Sign in into the AWS console and search for Amazon SES in the search bar and select the service. Click on Create Identity.

Step 2:  Select Email Address, enter the sender email address to get it verified & click on Create Identity.

Step 3:  Verification email is sent to the mentioned mail-id

Step 4:  Once the email address is verified select the Account Dashboard from the left panel and click on Create SMTP Credentials.

Thunderbird Setup

Step 1:  Download thunderbird app from


Step 2:  Add the SMTP Server details created in Step 4.

Step 3:  Add the Account details verified in Step 3.

Step 4:  Provide the below details :

Click on Finish

Note : Password Authentication is done for the account before Finish.

Step 5:  Account has been set up successfully, now add the recipient’s list in the Address Book.

Step 6:  Emails will be delivered successfully.


Amazon SES with Thunderbird to support several email use cases, including transactional, marketing, or mass email communications. Using this, businesses can keep their customers updated with the latest news.

How CloudThat Can Help You?

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WRITTEN BY Daneshwari Mathapati



  1. Tushar

    Feb 7, 2022


    This is great find!

  2. Munwar

    Jan 31, 2022



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