Getting Started

Last updated: 2021-06-16 18:49:55

    Notes:

    • You must have the admin permissions on the sender domain.
    • If your domain is hosted on Tencent Cloud, please log in to the DNSPod console to configure the domain. If your domain is hosted on another domain service provider, please configure it according to the checklist.
    • After the domain is configured, synchronization may take five minutes to two hours. Please wait patiently for the verification to finish.
    • After the domain verification is completed, do not delete or modify the configured SPF and MX records, otherwise errors may occur when sending emails.
    • To avoid conflicts between SPF and MX records, do not use corporate email domains.
    • Each Tencent Cloud account can be configured with up to 10 domains.

    Step 1. Log in to the Console

    Log in to the SES console. If you do not have a Tencent Cloud account yet, please see Signing up for a Tencent Cloud Account to create one.

    Step 2. Perform Organization Verification

    If you haven't completed identity verification for your account, please go to Account Center for identity verification. For more information, see Identity Verification Guide.

    Step 3: Activate SES

    If you have already completed identity verification for your account, click Activate to active SES. After successful activation, you will get a free tier of 1,000 emails.
    After the free tier is used up, your plans will be used automatically. If no plans are available, you will be charged on a pay-as-you-go basis.

    Step 4. Configure a Sender Domain

    1. Log in to the SES console and click Sender Domain.
    2. On the Sender Domain page, click Create.
    3. Enter a sender domain in the Domain field, for example, mail.qcloud.com, and click Submit.
    Note:

    A sender domain is the basis of an email address and represents the identity of the sender's corporate. To verify a sender domain, you need to configure the DNS information for it. Therefore, you must have the admin permissions on the domain.

    1. After finishing DNS configuration, click Verify.
    2. In the Sender Domain Configuration dialog box, click Submit to verify the sender domain.

    Step 5. Configure a Sender Address

    1. Return to the Overview page and click Sender Address.

    2. On the Sender Address page, click Create.

    3. Set the following parameters:

      • Sender Domain: select a verified sender domain created in step 4.
      • Email Prefix: for example, test.
      • Sender Name: for example, Lil C.
        Note:

        Your sender address should be a full email address suffixed with a verified sender domain.
        For example, test@example.qcluodmail.com.

    4. Click Submit to complete the sender address configuration.

    Step 6. Configure a Template

    1. Return to the Overview page and click Email Template.

    2. On the Email Template page, click Create.

    3. Set the following parameters:

      • Template Name: for example, test.
      • Template Type: select HTML rich text.
      • Email Summary: for example, notification email template.
      • Email Body: click Choose a file and select an HTML file as the email body.
        Note:

        The email content can be in plain text or rich text format. The rich text format requires HTML code prepared in advance. After the template is submitted, it will enter the review stage and can be used upon approval. The review will be finished within three business days.

    4. Click Preview to preview the email template.

    5. Click Submit to complete the template configuration.

    Step 7. Send Emails

    After the domain registration is completed and the template is approved, you can send emails via the SES console or API calls.

    1. Click Email Sending to go to the email sending page.
      Note:

      This page is only for testing email sending. Up to 20 recipient addresses are allowed for a single test. You can send emails to more recipients at a time via API calls. For more information, please see here.

    2. Set the following parameters:
      • Template: select an approved template created in step 6.
      • Subject: enter the corresponding email subject.
      • From: select a sender address configured in step 5.
      • To: enter the email addresses to which you want to send the email.
      • Variables: enter the corresponding variables.
    3. After the email is sent successfully, click Statistics to view the statistics.