If you see this message at the top of the page when you log into the BigMailer console, it means your Amazon SES account is sandboxed. Amazon places all new SES accounts into this mode in order to prevent fraud and abuse, and to help protect your reputation as a sender. While your account is in sandbox mode, you won't be able to send email using BigMailer.
Getting your account out of sandbox mode is easy.
- Log into your AWS account: https://console.aws.amazon.com/ses/
- Open an SES Sending Limits Increase case in Support Center.
- Submit the form. It might take Amazon 1 business day to review and update your support case.
Here is some guidance on how to fill out the form:
Limit Type: Leave it set to "SES Sending Limits".
Mail Type: If sending more than one type, choose the type that reflects the majority of what you will be sending.
Website URL: Enter a link to your website.
Describe how you will comply with AWS Service Terms and AUP: Describe the nature of the content you send and how you don't send unsolicited email.
Describe how you will only send to recipients who have specifically requested your mail: Describe how email addresses are collected and how recipients opted in to receiving your emails.
Describe the process that you will follow when you receive bounce and complaint notifications: Indicate that you use an ESP that processes and removes bounces and complaints from your lists.
Region: Choose the same region you selected when configuring your AWS account in BigMailer.
Limit: Choose "Desired Daily Sending Quota".
New limit value: Enter how many emails you think you will send per day. If sending Bulk/marketing emails, consider how many subscribers you will target in a single campaign.
Use Case Description: Provide at least the following information (1) how you build or acquire your list (2) mention that you will use BigMailer.io to handle and remove unsubscribes, bounces and complaining emails from your list (3) why you think you need to send the amount of the emails you requesting.
Here is a sample you can use as a starting point:
I collect email addresses of my subscribers using a form on my website: http://www.example.com/subscribe. These email addresses will be stored and managed using BigMailer.io. BigMailer.io handles removing unsubscribes, bounces, and complaints from my lists. I plan on sending 5,000 emails per day because that is how many subscribers I plan on sending emails to in a single campaign.
Updated 2 months ago