Amazon SES Verified Email Address with "Enable replying to topics via email" turned on

Hi all, hopefully someone can help with this issue.

I am using Amazon SES for my email, and all is well with a standard install. But if I turn on “Enable replying to topics via email”, and set that up, everything goes south for me because the FROM address changes to a random address, such as

forum+verp-377af48430693ef86f1d776869c34e97@mydomain.com

Amazon rejects that because it is not a verified email address identity to send from. Does anyone know if there is a workaround for this, or perhaps a way to use wildcards in SES verifications? If so, could someone provide an example?

Thanks :slight_smile:

If amazon SES does not support standard plus email addressing, you should look into their support channels.

Sorry, I thought that maybe since this was a Discourse forum, and SES if frequently used, that someone here might have experienced this, and it would be more likely to find someone with the same experience to help than in Amazon support channels.

Possibly, but you should determine if SES works with plus addressing first.

SES Does supports (+) addresses. Per
https://docs.aws.amazon.com/ses/latest/DeveloperGuide/verify-email-addresses.html

You can add labels to verified email addresses without performing additional verification steps. To add a label to an email address, add a plus sign (+) between the account name and the “at” sign (@), followed by a text label. For example, if you already verified sender@example.com , you can use sender+myLabel@example.com as the “From” or “Return-Path” address for your emails. You can use this feature to implement Variable Envelope Return Path (VERP). Then you can use VERP to detect and remove undeliverable email addresses from your mailing lists.

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Awesome. That is what I was looking for. I knew that SES worked with plus addressing, but I was trying to figure out if there was some sort of wildcard pattern I need. Thanks for the answer.

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