To prevent unauthorized use of Amazon Simple Email Service (SES) identities, it is important to verify their ownership. Verification of each email address (or email address domain) that you intend to use as a "From", "Source", "Sender" or "Return-Path" address is required before you can use AWS SES to send emails. This verification process confirms that you are the legitimate owner of the email address or domain, ensuring the security and authenticity of your email communications.
To ensure that your Simple Email Service (SES) identities are verified, you can take the following remediation steps:
- Verify each email address: Before you can use AWS SES to send emails, verify each email address (or the email address domain) that you intend to use as a "From", "Source", "Sender" or "Return-Path" address. This verification process confirms that you are the legitimate owner of the email address or domain.
- Update your DNS records: Update your DNS records with the DKIM and SPF records generated by AWS SES during the verification process. This will help prevent email spoofing and ensure email deliverability.
- Configure bounce and complaint handling: Configure bounce and complaint handling for your SES identities to ensure that any bounced or complained emails are handled appropriately. This will help maintain a good reputation for your SES identities and improve email deliverability.
- Monitor your SES activity: Monitor your SES activity using Amazon CloudWatch, and review your email sending and receiving logs to ensure that your SES identities are verified and are not being misused. Set up alerts for any bounced or complained emails, and investigate any suspicious activity promptly.
By implementing these remediation steps, you can help ensure that your SES identities are verified and that your email communications are secure and authentic.
Note: Remediation steps provided by Lightlytics are meant to be suggestions and guidelines only. It is crucial to thoroughly verify and test any remediation steps before applying them to production environments. Each organization's infrastructure and security needs may differ, and blindly applying suggested remediation steps without proper testing could potentially cause unforeseen issues or vulnerabilities. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that you validate and customize any remediation steps to meet your organization's specific requirements and ensure that they align with your security policies and best practices.