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
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
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.
email@example.com: Replace with the recipient's email address.
firstname.lastname@example.org: 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:
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.