Ensure Amazon Simple Email Service (SES) identities are verified in order to prove their ownership and to prevent others from using them. Before you can use AWS SES to send emails, you must verify each email address (or the email address domain) that you will use as a "From", "Source", "Sender" or "Return-Path" address, to confirm that you own it.
This rule can help you with the following compliance standards:
- NIST 800-53 (Rev. 4)
This rule resolution is part of the Cloud Conformity Security & Compliance tool for AWS
AWS SES identities verification (i.e. ownership confirmation) is an efficient way to prevent people masquerading as other email addresses when they really don't own them.
To determine the verification status for your AWS Simple Email Service (SES) identities, perform the following:
Remediation / Resolution
To verify any AWS Simple Email Service (SES) identities in order to prove their ownership, perform the following:
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