Sending mail on AWS

Posted 1 year ago by itstrueimryan

I'm having a tough time figuring out what exactly is required to send mail from my AWS EC2 server. I don't want my app coupled to any particular mail solution, but fortunately Laravel allows me to swap out my implementation very easily.

That being said, are there any major differences between setting up an MX record and Postfix manually vs utilizing SES (Simple Email Service)? I'm just trying to figure out what the best/easiest option is here. I know that with SES you get Amazon's mail rep so nothing goes into spam, but do I also get that if I just set it up on my own? Do they even allow that? If I set up SES do I still need to install a mail program like Postfix on my server anyway? Thanks.

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