In an email to customers today, Amazon announced a new addition to their web-based Management Console tool – the ability to manage Simple Email Service (SES) resources. Previously customers needed to use an API to manage SES resources.

From the announcement:

Today we’re excited to announce the immediate availability of the Management Console for Amazon Simple Email Service (Amazon SES), AWS’s highly scalable and cost-effective bulk and transactional email-sending service for businesses and developers.

The Amazon SES Management Console is a simple and intuitive web-based user interface for Amazon SES that allows you to do the following with a few clicks of your mouse:

- Check your sending quota and usage
- See your Amazon SES bounce, complaint, and rejection metrics over time
- Verify sender email addresses
- Send both formatted and raw test emails

Of course, all of this is still available via the API as well, so you can choose whichever method works best for you. Please note that you will still need to send your production email to Amazon SES through its APIs. Please see the API Reference for actions and data types.

Additionally, Amazon announced a public webinar to demonstrate the new Management Console features. You can register for the webinar here.