To send emails using AWS SES (Simple Email Service) in Node.js, you'll need to set up the AWS SDK and configure your SES credentials. Here's a step-by-step guide to get you started:

Step 1: Set up AWS SDK
Install the AWS SDK for JavaScript using npm:

npm install aws-sdk

Step 2: Configure AWS SES Credentials
To send emails using AWS SES, you'll need to have an AWS account and obtain your SES credentials (Access Key ID and Secret Access Key). If you haven't done so already, follow these steps:

1. Go to the AWS Management Console and navigate to the IAM service.
2. Create a new IAM user or use an existing one.
3. Attach the AmazonSESFullAccess policy to the IAM user to grant access to SES.
4. Obtain the Access Key ID and Secret Access Key for the IAM user.

Step 3: Write the Node.js code
Create a new JavaScript file (e.g., sendEmail.js) and use the following code as a starting point:
const AWS = require('aws-sdk');

// Configure AWS credentials
  region: 'YOUR_REGION', // Replace with your AWS region
  accessKeyId: 'YOUR_ACCESS_KEY_ID',
  secretAccessKey: 'YOUR_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY'

// Create a new SES instance
const ses = new AWS.SES({ apiVersion: '2010-12-01' });

// Send email function
async function sendEmail() {
  const params = {
    Destination: {
      ToAddresses: [''] // Replace with the recipient's email address
    Message: {
      Body: {
        Text: {
          Data: 'Hello, this is the email body.' // Replace with your email body
      Subject: {
        Data: 'Email subject' // Replace with your email subject
    Source: '' // Replace with the sender's email address

  try {
    const data = await ses.sendEmail(params).promise();
    console.log('Email sent:', data.MessageId);
  } catch (error) {
    console.error('Error sending email:', error);

// Call the sendEmail function

Make sure to replace the placeholder values in the code:

YOUR_REGION: Replace with your AWS region (e.g., 'us-east-1', 'eu-west-1', etc.).
YOUR_ACCESS_KEY_ID: Replace with your AWS SES Access Key ID.
YOUR_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY: Replace with your AWS SES Secret Access Key. Replace with the recipient's email address. Replace with the sender's email address.
Hello, this is the email body.: Replace with the email body.
Email subject: Replace with the email subject.

Step 4: Run the code
Save the file and run it using Node.js:
node sendEmail.js

This will send an email using AWS SES with the specified subject, body, sender, and recipient. Make sure you have an active internet connection and that the AWS credentials you provided are valid and have the necessary permissions to send emails using SES.