Configure Phplist for amazon ses and fix issue with Email address is not verified
I have been trying to configure phplist with amazon ses as it sounds like a perfect solution and the lists that i am sending to are growing. I installed the development version of phplist 2.11.6 and added the config.php settings for amazon ses. But no joy, it did not work. So i had quite a bit of fiddling around until i found a solution.
I searced all over phplist forums and on different blogs. Also had to do quite a bit of fiddling with config settings. Thanks to Tutul at vimmaniac.com who provide self-hosted smtp solution for his tip in the email which helped solve the problem.
Here are the config settings that ended up working
$message_envelope = ‘must be amazon verified address here’;
# AWS SES Settings
# To use a SMTP please give your server hostname here, leave it blank to use the standard
# if you want to use smtp authentication when sending the email uncomment the following
$phpmailer_smtpuser = ‘sampleBTI473ANA’; #will look like this
$phpmailer_smtppassword = ‘sampler1ufwX1V6BYobknK3TnyjP+8W’; #will look like this
There should be no other config required.
This is the explanation of what my issue was.
I am running PHPList development version 2.11.6 on localhost, i have configured amazon SES in config file and connect via SMTP. I get an error after sending – failed. the sender is verified and i have production account also.
My log file is below.
Events del page date campaign
processqueue 2011-12-23 12:46:19 Waiting for 3600 seconds before reloading
processqueue 2011-12-23 12:46:19 Finished this run
processqueue 2011-12-23 12:46:19 1 emails failed (will retry later)
processqueue 2011-12-23 12:46:19 Processed 1 out of 1 subscribers
processqueue 2011-12-23 12:46:19 Amazon SES status 400 HTTP/1.1 400 Bad Request x-amzn-RequestId: f5efcd1c-2d07-11e1-9d18-f3f4a2e7a3d4 Content-Type: text/xml Content-Length: 276 Date: Fri, 23 Dec 2011 01:46:42 GMT Sender MessageRejected Email address is not verified. f5efcd1c-2d07-11e1-9d18-f3f4a2e7a3d4
processqueue 2011-12-23 12:46:16 Processing batch of : 1
processqueue 2011-12-23 12:46:16 Found them: 1 to process
processqueue 2011-12-23 12:46:16 Looking for users
processqueue 2011-12-23 12:46:16 Processing message 4
processqueue 2011-12-23 12:46:16 It is safe to click your “stop” button now, report will be sent by email to [email protected]
processqueue 2011-12-23 12:46:16 Processing has started, 1 message(s) to process.