Class: AWS::SimpleEmailService

Inherits:
Object
  • Object
show all
Includes:
Core::ServiceInterface
Defined in:
lib/aws/simple_email_service.rb,
lib/aws/simple_email_service/client.rb,
lib/aws/simple_email_service/errors.rb,
lib/aws/simple_email_service/quotas.rb,
lib/aws/simple_email_service/request.rb,
lib/aws/simple_email_service/identity.rb,
lib/aws/simple_email_service/identity_collection.rb,
lib/aws/simple_email_service/email_address_collection.rb

Overview

This class is the starting point for working with Amazon SimpleEmailService (SES).

To use Amazon SimpleEmailService you must first sign up here

For more information about Amazon SimpleEmailService:

Credentials

You can setup default credentials for all AWS services via AWS.config:

AWS.config(
  :access_key_id => 'YOUR_ACCESS_KEY_ID',
  :secret_access_key => 'YOUR_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY')

Or you can set them directly on the SimpleEmailService interface:

ses = AWS::SimpleEmailService.new(
  :access_key_id => 'YOUR_ACCESS_KEY_ID',
  :secret_access_key => 'YOUR_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY')

Rails

If you want to use Amazon SimpleEmailService to send email from your Rails application you just need to do 2 things:

  1. Configure your AWS credentials with config

  2. Set SES as the delivery method:

config.action_mailer.delivery_method = :amazon_ses

This has only been tested with Rails 2.3 and Rails 3.0.

Identities

Before you can send emails, you need to verify one or more identities. Identities are email addresses or domain names that you have control over. Until you have requested production access you will only be able to send emails to and from verified email addresses and domains.

Verifying Email Addresses

You can verify an email address for sending/receiving emails using the identities collection.

identity = ses.identities.verify('[email protected]')
identity.verified? #=> false

You will be sent an email address with a link. Follow the link to verify the email address.

Verifying Domains

You can also verify an entire domain for sending and receiving emails.

identity = ses.identities.verify('yourdomain.com')
identity.verification_token
#=> "216D+lZbhUL0zOoAkC83/0TAl5lJSzLmzsOjtXM7AeM="

You will be expected to update the DNS records for your domain with the given verification token. See the service documentation for more details.

Listing Identities

You can enumerate all identies:

ses.identites.map(&:identity)
#=> ['[email protected]', 'somedomain.com']

You can filter the types of identities enumerated:

domains = ses.identities.domains.map(&:identity)
email_addresses = ses.identities.email_addresses.map(&:identity)

You can get the verfication status and token from identities as well.

# for an email address
identity = ses.identities['[email protected]']
identity.verified? #=> true/false

# for a domain
identity = ses.identities['yourdomain.com']
identity.verified? #=> true/false
identity.verification_token #=> '...'

Sending Email

To send a basic email you can use #send_email.

ses.send_email(
  :subject => 'A Sample Email',
  :from => '[email protected]',
  :to => '[email protected]',
  :body_text => 'Sample email text.',
  :body_html => '<h1>Sample Email</h1>')

If you need to send email with attachments or have other special needs that send_email does not support you can use #send_raw_email.

ses.send_raw_email(<<EMAIL)
Subject: A Sample Email
From: [email protected]
To: [email protected]

Sample email text.
EMAIL

If you prefer, you can also set the sender and recipient in ruby when sending raw emails:

ses.send_raw_email(<<EMAIL, :to => '[email protected]', :from => '[email protected]')
Subject: A Sample Email

Sample email text.
EMAIL

Quotas

Based on several factors, Amazon SES determines how much email you can send and how quickly you can send it. These sending limits are defined as follows:

  • :max_send_rate — Maximum number of emails you can send per second.

  • :max_24_hour_send - Maximum number of emails you can send in a 24-hour period.

To get your current quotas (and how many emails you have sent in the last 24 hours):

ses.quotas
# => {:max_24_hour_send=>200, :max_send_rate=>1.0, :sent_last_24_hours=>22}

Statistics

You can get statistics about individual emails:

ses.statistics.each do |stats|
  puts "Sent: #{stats[:sent]}"
  puts "Delivery Attempts: #{stats[:delivery_attempts]}"
  puts "Rejects: #{stats[:rejects]}"
  puts "Bounces: #{stats[:bounces]}"
  puts "Complaints: #{stats[:complaints]}"
end

Defined Under Namespace

Modules: Errors Classes: Client, EmailAddressCollection, Identity, IdentityCollection, Quotas, Request

Instance Method Summary collapse

Methods included from Core::ServiceInterface

included, #initialize, #inspect

Instance Method Details

#email_addressesEmailAddressCollection

Note:

This method is deprecated. Use #identities instead.

Returns a collection that represents all of the verified email addresses for your account.

Returns:

  • (EmailAddressCollection)

    Returns a collection that represents all of the verified email addresses for your account.


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# File 'lib/aws/simple_email_service.rb', line 188

def email_addresses
  EmailAddressCollection.new(:config => config)
end

#identitiesIdentityCollection

Returns:


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# File 'lib/aws/simple_email_service.rb', line 193

def identities
  IdentityCollection.new(:config => config)
end

#quotasHash

Returns a hash of SES quotas and limits.

Examples:


ses.quotas
# {:max_24_hour_send=>200, :max_send_rate=>1.0, :sent_last_24_hours=>22}

Returns:

  • (Hash)

    Returns a hash of SES quotas and limits.


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# File 'lib/aws/simple_email_service.rb', line 358

def quotas
  Quotas.new(:config => config).to_h
end

#send_email(options = {}) ⇒ nil

Sends an email.

ses.send_email(
  :subject => 'A Sample Email',
  :to => '[email protected]', 
  :from => '[email protected]',
  :body_text => 'sample text ...',
  :body_html => '<p>sample text ...</p>')

You can also pass multiple email addresses for the :to, :cc, :bcc and :reply_to options. Email addresses can also be formatted with names.

ses.send_email(
  :subject => 'A Sample Email',
  :to => ['"John Doe" <[email protected]>', '"Jane Doe" <[email protected]>'],
  :from => '[email protected]',
  :body_text => 'sample text ...')

Parameters:

  • options (Hash) (defaults to: {})

Options Hash (options):

  • :subject (required, String)

    The subject of the message. A short summary of the content, which will appear in the # recipient's inbox.

  • :from (required, String)

    The sender's email address.

  • :to (String, Array)

    The address(es) to send the email to.

  • :cc (String, Array)

    The address(es) to cc (carbon copy) the email to.

  • :bcc (String, Array)

    The address(es) to bcc (blind carbon copy) the email to.

  • :reply_to (String, Array)

    The reply-to email address(es) for the message. If the recipient replies to the message, each reply-to address will receive the reply.

  • :return_path (String)

    The email address to which bounce notifications are to be forwarded. If the message cannot be delivered to the recipient, then an error message will be returned from the recipient's ISP; this message will then be forwarded to the email address specified by the :return_path option.

  • :body_text (String)

    The email text contents. You must provide :body_text, :body_html or both.

  • :body_html (String)

    The email html contents. You must provide :body_text, :body_html or both.

  • :subject_charset (String)

    The character set of the :subject string. If the text must contain any other characters, then you must also specify the character set. Examples include UTF-8, ISO-8859-1, and Shift_JIS. Defaults to 7-bit ASCII.

  • :body_text_charset (String)

    The character set of the :body_text string. If the text must contain any other characters, then you must also specify the character set. Examples include UTF-8, ISO-8859-1, and Shift_JIS. Defaults to 7-bit ASCII.

  • :body_html_charset (String)

    The character set of the :body_html string. If the text must contain any other characters, then you must also specify the character set. Examples include UTF-8, ISO-8859-1, and Shift_JIS. Defaults to 7-bit ASCII.

  • :body_html (String)

Returns:

  • (nil)

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# File 'lib/aws/simple_email_service.rb', line 252

def send_email options = {}

    require_each(options, :subject, :from)
    require_one_of(options, :to, :cc, :bcc)
    require_one_of(options, :body_text, :body_html)

  # these three options can be passed strings or arrays of strings,
  # but the service requires them in a list (array)
  [:to, :cc, :bcc, :reply_to].each do |key|
    if options[key]
      options[key] = [options[key]].flatten
    end
  end

  accepted_options = {
    :subject           => %w(message subject data),
    :subject_charset   => %w(message subject charset),
    :to                => %w(destination to_addresses),
    :cc                => %w(destination cc_addresses),
    :bcc               => %w(destination bcc_addresses),
    :from              => %w(source),
    :reply_to          => %w(reply_to_addresses),
    :return_path       => %w(return_path),
    :body_text         => %w(message body text data),
    :body_text_charset => %w(message body text charset),
    :body_html         => %w(message body html data),
    :body_html_charset => %w(message body html charset),
  }

  client.send_email(nest_options(options, accepted_options))
  nil

end

#send_raw_email(raw_message, options = {}) ⇒ nil Also known as: deliver, deliver!

Sends a raw email (email message, with header and content specified). Useful for sending multipart MIME emails. The raw text of the message must comply with Internet email standards; otherwise, the message cannot be sent.

raw = <<-EMAIL
Date: Wed, 1 Jun 2011 09:13:07 -0700
Subject: A Sample Email
From: "John Doe" <[email protected]>
To: "Jane Doe" <[email protected]>
Accept-Language: en-US
Content-Language: en-US
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64
MIME-Version: 1.0

c2FtcGxlIHRleHQNCg==
EMAIL

ses.send_raw_email(raw)

Amazon SES has a limit on the total number of recipients per message: The combined number of To:, CC: and BCC: email addresses cannot exceed 50. If you need to send an email message to a larger audience, you can divide your recipient list into groups of 50 or fewer, and then call Amazon SES repeatedly to send the message to each group.

Parameters:

  • raw_message (required, String)

    The raw text of the message. You can pass in any object whos #to_s returns a valid formatted email (e.g. ruby Mail gem). The raw message should:

    • Contain a header and a body, separated by a blank line

    • Contain all required internet email headers

    • Each part of a multipart MIME message must be formatted properly

    • MIME content types must be among those supported by Amazon SES. Refer to the Amazon SES Developer Guide for more details.

    • Use content that is base64-encoded, if MIME requires it

  • options (Hash) (defaults to: {})

    a customizable set of options

Options Hash (options):

  • :to (String, Array)

    One or more email addresses to send the email to.

  • :from (String)

    The sender's email address.

    If you specify the :from option, then bounce notifications and complaints will be sent to this email address. This takes precedence over any Return-Path header that you might include in the raw_message.

Returns:

  • (nil)

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# File 'lib/aws/simple_email_service.rb', line 331

def send_raw_email raw_message, options = {}

  send_opts = {}
  send_opts[:raw_message] = {}
  send_opts[:raw_message][:data] = raw_message.to_s
  send_opts[:source] = options[:from] if options[:from]

  if raw_message.respond_to?(:destinations)
    send_opts[:destinations] = raw_message.destinations
  end
  send_opts[:destinations] = [options[:to]].flatten if options[:to]

  client.send_raw_email(send_opts)
  nil

end

#statisticsArray of Hashes

Returns an array of email statistics. Each object in this array is a hash with the following keys:

  • :delivery_attempts

  • :rejects

  • :bounces

  • :complaints

  • :timestamp

Returns:

  • (Array of Hashes)

    An array of email statistic hashes.


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# File 'lib/aws/simple_email_service.rb', line 372

def statistics
  response = client.get_send_statistics
  response.data[:send_data_points].collect do |data|
    {
      :sent => data[:timestamp],
      :delivery_attempts => data[:delivery_attempts],
      :rejects => data[:rejects],
      :bounces => data[:bounces],
      :complaints => data[:complaints],
    }
  end
end