Ben Borgers

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How to send NextAuth.js emails with Amazon SES

NextAuth.js wants you to use an SMTP connection string when using their “Email” authentication provider.

It took me a while to figure out how to get an SMTP connection string for Amazon Simple Email Service, but once I did I wrote this quick guide: How to send email through Amazon SES with SMTP.

Follow that guide to set up NextAuth.js like this:

providers: [
	Providers.Email({
		server: 'smtp://username:password@email-smtp.us-east-1.amazonaws.com:587',
		from: 'system@example.com' // A domain you've set up in Amazon SES' console
	})
]

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Last updated April 23, 2021