Unable to send email from Amazon EC2 Server in Java

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Trying to send mail from Amazon EC2 server with java code but getting an exception like -

Exception in thread "main" Status Code: 403, AWS Request ID: 3e9319ec-bc62-11e1-b2ea-6bde1b4f192c, AWS Error Code: AccessDenied, AWS Error Message: User: arn:aws:iam::696355342546:user/brandzter is not authorized to perform: ses:SendEmail
at com.amazonaws.http.AmazonHttpClient.handleErrorResponse(AmazonHttpClient.java:500)
at com.amazonaws.http.AmazonHttpClient.executeHelper(AmazonHttpClient.java:262)
at com.amazonaws.http.AmazonHttpClient.execute(AmazonHttpClient.java:166)
at com.amazonaws.services.simpleemail.AmazonSimpleEmailServiceClient.invoke(AmazonSimpleEmailServiceClient.java:447)
at com.amazonaws.services.simpleemail.AmazonSimpleEmailServiceClient.sendEmail(AmazonSimpleEmailServiceClient.java:242)
at brandzter.util.SESExample.SendMail(SESExample.java:46)
at brandzter.util.SESExample.<init>(SESExample.java:31)
at brandzter.util.SESExample.main(SESExample.java:52)
There is no problem with credentials, so i dont know why i am not able to send a mail and why i am getting this error?
Nov 30, 2018 in AWS by datageek
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1 answer to this question.

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It mostly could be due to two reasons

  1. You user is not authorized in Identity and Access Management (IAM) to send email to SES.
  2. Alternately your AWS account may not be signed up for the Simple Email Service, but I doubt that is the problem.

    You can add a group to IAM that is allowed just the sendEmail action with the following policy:

    {
      "Statement": [
        {
          "Action": [
            "ses:SendEmail"
          ],
          "Effect": "Allow",
          "Resource": [
            "*"
          ]
        }
      ]
    }
answered Nov 30, 2018 by Archana
• 5,580 points

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