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Can't send emails from my domain using AWS SES

I have a domain and web hosting set up for a website and I have a simple form on there that receives client inquiries and such. I want to use AWS SES to forward those emails and I've already set-up AWS SMTP settings and SMTP credentials on my app. Unfortunately, I keep getting the "STMP Connect Failed" error when I use these settings.

 

Note that I've already added my domain to the AWS SES domains list and the domain has been verified already (I created the TXT records on GoDaddy DNS management). Is there any other step I am missing here?

 

 

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Re: Can't send emails from my domain using AWS SES

@quantalabs 

 

GoDaddy tends to block 3rd party SMTP services - They do allow for API based connections - I'm doing this with WordPress / SES.

 

The brief reason "non-techie" explanation is that even using a 3rd party SMTP server can cause negative issues for the server / platform as it will show traffic coming from GoDaddy



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