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 a powerhouse for sending emails, but tapping into its full potential within WordPress can be tricky… until now!

Introducing YaySMTP, your seamless bridge between Amazon SES and WordPress for turbocharged email delivery.

It costs nothing to connect with AWS / Amazon SES.

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

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

  • Easy to set up: Clear interface and simple user experience.
  • Boosted deliverability: Experience lightning-fast email sending and enhanced reliability—no more frustrating delays.
  • Email log: Set time frame for auto-delete, show/hide columns.
  • Email actions: Display, search, view, and delete emails easily.
  • Send test email: One click to send an email for testing.
  • Compact UI: Do everything without leaving the page or browser tab.
  • Detailed tracking: Monitor email performance like a pro with comprehensive analytics and insights into opens, clicks, senders, etc.
  • Export/Import: Quickly export your CSV files to reserve the email sending history.


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. Our team is always ready to help you unleash the full power of WordPress SMTP and Amazon SES.

🎏 Supported Themes and Plugins

📝 Documentation and Support

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


  • Amazon SES SMTP general settings
  • Send test email & email logs


  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 the 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 the free YayMail plugin. It’s fully compatible and optimized for WooCommerce order emails.


ເດືອນເມສາ 16, 2023
Straightforward and easy to use plugin for sending transactional emails via Amazon SES.
ເດືອນມີນາ 31, 2023 1 reply
I installed this to work with an email plugin I already had installed. Works fantastic and absolutely amazing for a free plugin.Their other, paid plugins, look great and will be definitely considering for a later site project as most of the features are not needed for the site I am currently working on. Cannot thank their team enough for making this simple plugin free and that it is so seamless to set up.
ເດືອນກຸມພາ 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.
ເດືອນມັງກອນ 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
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Contributors & Developers

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



1.7.1 – Mar 22, 2024

  • Fixed: Change text-domain

1.7 – Dec 21, 2023

  • Fixed: Deprecated: Return type of YaySMTPAmazonSES

1.6 – Oct 24, 2023

  • Added: 6 new regions for Amazon SES: us-west-1 (US West (N. California)), eu-west-3 (EU (Paris)), eu-south-1 (EU (Milan)), eu-north-1 (EU (Stockholm)), ap-northeast-3 (Asia Pacific (Osaka)), me-south-1 (Middle East (Bahrain))

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