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Magento + Amazon Simple Email Service (SES) added to SMTP Pro 1.4.3

There was some twittering yesterday about the possibility of Amazon’s Simple Email Service being added to Magento, so that outbound emails could enjoy the high level of deliverability that comes from ESP’s (Email service providers) like Mailchimp or Campaign Monitor.

Update July 2013: I have since released a premium extension for sending email using Amazon SES called MageSend, if you’re having toruble sending email with Magento, please check it out, it was created to solve many common Magento email issues.

I decided to investigate what it would take to add the functionality to my Magento Email extension, SMTP Pro, and the good news is, not too much. I’ll run through what’s changed in SMTP Pro and how the changes were made in this article. If you don’t actually care, just jump straight to the downloads to get the new version, or get it on Magento Connect.
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Latest version of SMTP Pro Finally Uploaded to Magento Connect

Geez it’s been a long time coming thanks to Invalid package.xml format errors and duplicate maintainers and goodness-knows-what else. You can finally get the latest version of SMTP Pro – 1.3.4 – even though it’s identical to 1.3. (thank Magento Connect…).

For those who want to install the Magento extension manually (and if you are engineering Magento you probably should) – you can get version 1.3.4 of SMTP Pro here.

If you read my last post on the improvements, you’ll know that it has some great new features for sending, and logging email in Magento using either SMTP or Gmail/Google Apps. So please give it a try and let me know what you think.