SMTP for Amazon SES – YaySMTP


Send WordPress emails through Amazon SES server using YaySMTP

Amazon Simple Email Service (SES) is a versatile mail service provider. It is also the best SMTP server with great email deliverability. If you need a simple way to integrate Amazon SES with WordPress, YaySMTP is the best choice.

It costs nothing to connect with AWS / Amazon SES.

YaySMTP for WP SES comes without baffling configuration options. Any WordPress beginners can set it up successfully.

Moreover, this WP SES plugin provides advanced options that you can’t find in other Amazon SES SMTP plugins on WordPress search results.

  • Easy setup: clear interface and simple user experience
  • Email log: set time frame for auto-delete, show/hide columns
  • Email actions: display, search, view, delete emails easily
  • Send test email: one click to send email for testing
  • Compact UI: do everything without leaving the page or browser tab


YaySMTP plugin makes Amazon SES server and your WordPress site become friends very quickly.

To enable SES SMTP for your WordPress emails, you will need to register an AWS account.

Amazon’s SMTP service provider offers an affordable Pay-as-you-go plan, if not the best and cheapest.

The configuration process is easy. Just follow our WP SES documentation and it takes you only a few minutes.

If you want hands-free setup support, just buy YaySMTP and let us handle all the config.

🎏 Supported Themes and Plugins

📝 Documentation and Support

If you’re having issues, do let us know and we’ll be happy to help.



  1. Upload the entire plugin folder to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress.


Is this plugin compliant with GDPR?

Absolutely! YaySMTP doesn’t collect or store any personal information. So rest assured.

Is YaySMTP free?

Yes, you can use it free of charge. YayCommerce WP SMTP plugin for Amazon SES comes with all features that you can find in the description above.

How can I further customize my WordPress emails?

You can customize WooCommerce email templates by using YayMail free plugin. Fully compatible and optimized for WooCommerce.
Want to customize follow-up email templates? No problem, check out YayMail Addon for Follow-ups.


February 6, 2023 1 reply
This plugin works great to connect your site to Amazon SES for sending emails. It uses the AWS API to connect and send email which is much better than just using a regular SMTP plugin with the AWS SMTP credentials. It's easy to set up and keeps a log of all outbound emails. The developers are very helpful and responsive and quickly resolve any issues.
January 13, 2022 4 replies
Does not work with MariaDB 10.6, fails to create table and errors-out. *2 FastCGI sent in stderr: "PHP message: PHP Fatal error: Uncaught mysqli_sql_exception: You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MariaDB server version for the right syntax to use near 'IF' at line 1 in wp-includes/wp-db.php:2056
June 23, 2021
It’s just how the WP SES should be. The setup screen shows only the necessary options without showing fanciful banner and upgrade call to actions. As a free solution seeker, I can’t find anything better.
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Contributors & Developers

“SMTP for Amazon SES – YaySMTP” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



1.5 – Feb 6, 2023

  • Fixed: Bcc for Amazon SES
  • Fixed: Title mail and Sort header

1.4 – Sep 8, 2022

  • Fixed: PHPCS
  • Improved: Code

1.3 – Aug 4, 2022

  • Fixed: Issues with PHP version > 8.0 for Amazon vendor library

1.2 – Jul 1, 2022

  • Fixed: HTTP Response

1.1 – May 18 2022

  • Fixed: System error notification

1.0 – May 21, 2021

  • Initial release