Dec 13, 2017

Email Feedback Forwarding Destination of Amazon SES

When you receive notifications by email, Amazon SES rewrites the From: header and sends the notification to you. The address to which Amazon SES forwards the notification depends on how you sent the original message.

If you used the SMTP interface to send the message, then notifications go to the address specified in the MAIL FROM command, which overrides any Return-Path: header specified in the SMTP DATA.
If you used the SendEmail API to send the message, then the notifications are delivered as follows:
  • If you specified the optional ReturnPath parameter of SendEmail, then notifications go to that address.
  • Otherwise, notifications go to the address specified in the required Source parameter of SendEmail, which populates theFrom: header of the message.
If you used the SendRawEmail API to send the message, then the notifications are delivered as follows:
  • If you specified the optional Source parameter of SendRawEmail, then notifications go to that address, overriding anyReturn-Path: header specified in the raw message.
  • Otherwise, if the Return-Path: header was specified in the raw message, then notifications go to that address.
  • Otherwise, notifications go to the address in the From: header of the raw message.

The sender is for example: complaints@email-abuse.amazonses.com