SES is a very simple and easy to use Gem for sending Emails using the Amazon SES API. While there are already quite a few Gems out there for using this API most of them had a dependency on the rather bloated "Mail" library.

This particular Gem aims to be as small as possible, comes with only HTTParty as a dependency and doesn't do anything else besides sending Emails. This means that if you're looking for a way to verify Emails or to get your send quota you should probably look somewhere else.


$ gem install ses

Sending Emails

Load the gem:

require 'ses'

Configure your access and secret keys:

SES::Client::OPTIONS[:access_key] = 'example'
SES::Client::OPTIONS[:secret_key] = 'example'

Create a new instance of SES::Email:

email =
  :from    => '',
  :to      => '',
  :subject => 'Testing',
  :body    => 'This is an example Email'

And send it:


Running Tests

The tests are written using Bacon and can be executed as following:

$ bacon spec/ses/*.rb


The code in this repository is licensed under the MIT license. A copy of this license can be found in the file "LICENSE".