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Amazon SES DKIM Mailer

Version: 1.7 Configure WordPress mailer with DKIM signing and delivery via Amazon SES, GMail or SMTP over SSL/TLS.

This plugin which was originally created by Anatta (Nick Murray), adds Amazon SES, DKIM and third party SMTP capability to the WordPress mailing system for outgoing e-mails. It is based on the configure-smtp plugin v3.1 by coffee2code and the Amazon SES class for PHPMailer by Titon Barua.

The plugin provides the ability to configure the following;

Amazon SES:

  • Amazon AWS access key and secret key
  • Amazon SES Validated 'From:' address
  • 'From:' Sender Name


  • DKIM private key
  • DKIM private key password
  • DKIM domain
  • DKIM selector

SMTP (if not using SES):

  • SMTP host name
  • SMTP port number
  • If SMTPAuth (authentication) should be used.
  • SMTP username
  • SMTP password
  • SMTP connection (ssl or tls)

Regardless of whether Amazon SES or SMTP is enabled, the plugin provides you the ability to use the name and e-mail of the 'From:' field for all outgoing e-mails and to enable DKIM signing if your web host or server mail service does not provide DKIM.

Two test buttons are also available that allows you to send a test e-mail to yourself and to a DKIM checking service to validate everything has been properly configured.

Additional Links: Plugin Homepage

To do:

  • Incorporate Amazon SES stats reporting
  • Implement failover to SMTP once SES quota is reached, or SES error code received
  • Add simple DKIM key and DNS record generator to plugin homepage
  • Update to new version of PHPMailer class

Requires: 3.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.9.15
Last Updated: 3 years ago
Active Installs: 1,000+


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