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Auto update for EC2 security groups


Access to services on an Amazon Web Services EC2 instance is controlled by security groups. These allow you to have, say, port 80 available to anyone but have other ports only accessible from specific IP address(es). If the IP address supplied by your ISP is dynamic or, at least, not not static you can find […]

Amazon EC2 remote desktop


By default, EC2 Linux AMIs tend not to come with a GUI like Gnome or KDE. Mostly EC2 instances are production servers and it makes sense there’s no GUI. But in development it’s handy to be able to edit code in an IDE like Komodo or Eclipse on the server rather than rely on remote […]

Amazon Simple Email Services supports attachments


Amazon has just announced that their Simple Email Service now accepts MIME attachments. This means emails containing attachments and sent via SES using our application from bulk email clients, Exchange and email clients like Outlook will be accepted for delivery by Amazon. There is nothing to change in our application to take advantage of this […]

DKIM support added to SES application


Our SMTP service for Amazon SES has been updated to optionally include automatically generated DKIM signatures. This is a feature you can use to make it more likely your emails will reach their destination.

SMTP server for Amazon SES


A few weeks ago Amazon announced a new bulk emailing service it calls the Simple Email Service (SES). In principle using this service any organization can send upto 2000 email every day for free and up to 1 million a day, if you need volume, at what seems like a very reasonable cost. Of course […]