If you are sending your Campaigns with Amazons Simple Email Service you can use the regular Bounce option that comes with Mailster. If you like to have more control on bounces you should switch to AmazonSNS.

Amazon Simple Notification Service send various kind of notifications to your selected endpoint. This can be an email address, a SMS or a simple web address. Read more on their official website.

Send your campaigns with AmazonSES

To work with AmazonSNS you need to send your campaigns with AmazonSES. Great that there’s a free add on available for Mailster. Make sure you follow our guide and setup AmazonSES for Mailster.

Add Notifications to your Email address.

Go to your AmazonSES Dashboard and click on the domain you have verified for Mailster. You can also use a single email address if you don’t have a domain yet.

Find the Notifications Label and expand it by clicking on the title.

Notification settings

Click on Edit Configuration to define Topics for “Bounces” and “Complaints”. You don’t need one for “Deliveries” but make sure you check “Include original headers“.

You can create a new Topic if you haven’t one already. Click on “Save Config” to save your changes.

Subscribe an Endpoint to your Topic

Head over to the AmazonSNS Dashboard and select the created topic in the Topics list and choose “Subscribe to topic” in the Actions dropdown.

Paste the URL From the Mailster Settings on the Delivery Tab into the Endpoint textfield.

Make sure you switch the Protocol to https if needed!

AmazonSNS now send a confirmation to this endpoint and the add on automatically verifies it.

Your setup is now complete and Mailster will start collecting bounces and complains (unsubscribes) starting from the next campaign you send.