These are the instruction to use SES instead of smtp in a Rails App:

  1. Add Drewblas SES -> gem “aws-ses”, :require => ‘aws/ses’
  2. create a new initializer in config/initializers/aws_ses.rb
  3. create environment or application wide variable for secret and access keys ~.config.amazon_access_key = “asdfsf”
  4. ActionMailer::Base.add_delivery_method :ses, AWS::SES::Base,
    :access_key_id => YOURAPP::Application.config.amazon_access_key,
    :secret_access_key => YOURAPP::Application.config.amazon_secret_key
  5. in the environments files config/environments add the following configuration -> config.action_mailer.delivery_method = :ses
  6. Whammy!