AWS – Email – SES – Send Email – Thunderbird Configuration

Background

Now that I have received and responded back to AWS/SES email validation, it is time to go back and validate my Outgoing SMTP Server.

Earlier Notes

Here are some earlier notes :-

  1. AWS – Email – “Error Sending Mail – Message Reject : Email address is not verified. The following identities failed the check in region
    Link

 

Thunderbird

Configuration

Here is how to configure Mozilla’s Thunderbird to use an AWS/SES SMTP Server to send email.

Outline

  1. Review Validation Email for Sender
    • Note exact email address
    • Click on validation link
  2. Access the Account Settings panel
    • Account Settings panel
      • Email Address
        • Please use the exact email address that was verified
        • Remember it is Linux and case-sensitive
    •  Outgoing Server ( SMTP )
      • Server Name
        • Region Specific SMTP Server Name
          • US West 2
            • email-smtp.us-west-2.amazonaws.com
      • Port Number
        • 587
      • Connection Security
        • STARTTLS
      • Authentication Method
        • Normal Password
      • Username
        • Enter the username assigned to you by AWS/SES

Sender Email Address Validation

Sample Emails

Here are sample validation emails :-

Dear Amazon Web Services Customer,

We have received a request to authorize this email address for use with Amazon SES and Amazon Pinpoint in region US West (Oregon). If you requested this verification, please go to the following URL to confirm that you are authorized to use this email address:

https://email-verification.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/?Context=78&X-Amz-Date=20190110T212440Z&
Identity.IdentityName=daniel.adeniji%40mylabdomain.com&X-Amz-Algorithm=AWS4-HMAC-SHA256&Identity.IdentityType=EmailAddress&X-Amz-SignedHeaders=host&X-Amz-Credential=AKI%2Fus-west-2%2Fses%2Faws4_request&Operation=ConfirmVerification&Namespace=Bacon&X-Amz-Signature=189


Explanation

  1. Email’s body
    • Please not Identity.IdentityName
      • This is the name that will be specified as your sender

 

Account Settings

AWS.SES.Mozilla.Thunderbird.Configuration.AccountSettings.20190110.0208PM.PNG

Outgoing – Mail – Configuration

SMTP Server

AWS.SES.Mozilla.Thunderbird.Configuration.Outgoing.20190110.0209PM.PNG

References

  1. Amazon
    • AWS
      • SES
        • AWS Documentation » Amazon SES Documentation » Developer Guide » Sending Email with Amazon SES » Sending Your Email with Amazon SES » Using the Amazon SES SMTP Interface to Send Email » Configuring Email Clients to Send Through Amazon SES
          Configuring Email Clients to Send Through Amazon SES
          Link
        • AWS Documentation » Amazon SES Documentation » Developer Guide » Regions and Amazon SES
          Link

Adobe – Flash – Error – “An Errored occurred. Please try again later”

Adobe – Flash – Error – “An Errored occurred.  Please try again later”

In this particular instance, this problem only occurred when we tried viewing from Mozilla Firefox; no problem on Microsoft IE nor Google Chrome.

Steps

In Microsoft \ Vista:

1) Access “Control Panel” \ “Programs and Features”

a) Uninstall “Adobe Flash Player 11 Plugin”

b) Or you may choose to download & run the “Adobe Uninstaller”

http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-windows.html#main_Download_the_Adobe_Flash_Player_uninstaller

2) Access Page that requires Firefox

a) You will be asked to download Adobe Flash

b) Do not choose to download the current Flash

3) Download older and more stable version of Flash

a) Where can I find direct downloads of Flash Player 10.3 for Windows or Macintosh?

http://forums.adobe.com/thread/889580

b) Choose to download “Flash Player 10.3 for other browsers”

c) Install the downloaded Application

4) Restart browser and hopefully video plays

5) If it plays, disable automatic updates

a) Inside your browser, Right-Click on any video playing

b) From the “Drop-down” menu, select “Global Settings…”

c) The In “Flash Player Settings Manager” window appears

d) Access the “Advanced” Tab

i) Confirm the version# for “Plug-in Version” (ours was 10.3.183.20)

ii) Select “Never check for updates (not recommended)”

References:

1) Flash Player Help / Installation Problems / Flash Player / Windows

http://helpx.adobe.com/content/help/en/flash-player/kb/installation-problems-flash-player-windows.html#main-pars_heading_10

2) Flash Player Help / Uninstall Flash Player | Windows

http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-windows.html#main_Download_the_Adobe_Flash_Player_uninstaller

3) Flash Player Help / Find version | Flash Player

http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/find-version-flash-player.html

4) How to disable auto-update notification in Flash Player

http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/713/a7138026.html