• Signup to AWS

  • Go to Services > IAM > Users then click on Add Users

  • Copy the access_key_id and secret_access_key and put somewhere safe

  • On the sidebar click on User groups

  • Click on Create group

  • Attach the following permission policies to use SES (for email) and S3 (for storage)

    AmazonSESFullAccess
    AmazonS3FullAccess
  • Now go back to users, find the user you just created then assign that user to the group you just created

  • Now go to Services > SES

  • On the sidebar click on Verified Identities

  • Click on the Create Identity button to verity the email address (you are only allowed to use this address to send emails)

  • Once done, check your email and click on the link to complete verification