AWS SES Rule Sets

dev, aws, ses

It’s important to read titles on AWS console pages. The reason I decided to post this is that I saw in forum other people making the same mistake. In this case, I’m talking about the rulesets.

The problem with this user interface design is that you can easily see the “Create a New Rule Set” button. You can create your rules inside it and save it and expect it to take affect instantly but this new rule would be inactive. So basically if you want your rule to start working right away, make sure to click on the blue button first. This way you add your rule in the Active Rule Set.

No other AWS service has this kind of distinction in AWS console. I guess that’s what’s causing this confusion for me as well as other people. Hope this post comes in handy for someone who’s having this issue or just to create some awareness.