Set up https://aws.amazon.com/ses/ with a verified email so that it can send as that address and only to that address.

For your sanity keep track of the AWS region you are in! I am using Oregon aka us-west-2.

I tested both ssmtp and msmtp !

/etc/ssmtp/ssmtp.conf

root=foo@example.com
FromLineOverride=NO
mailhub=email-smtp.us-west-2.amazonaws.com:587
AuthUser=AKIAINSHZHYMQYHXD4FQ
AuthPass=secret
UseSTARTTLS=yes
UseTLS=YES
TLS_CA_File=/etc/pki/tls/certs/ca-bundle.crt
AuthMethod=LOGIN
Debug=YES

/etc/msmtprc

defaults
tls on
tls_starttls on
tls_trust_file /etc/ssl/certs/ca-bundle.crt
account default
host email-smtp.us-west-2.amazonaws.com
port 587
auth on
user AKIAINSHZHYMQYHXD4FQ
password secret
from foo@example.com

Making /usr/sbin/sendmail to send to your verified address only

When you get:

[root@rojak ssmtp]# send-mail: 554 Transaction failed: Missing final '@domain'
ssmtp: 554 Message rejected: Email address is not verified.

send-mail: server message: 554 Transaction failed: Missing final '@domain'
send-mail: could not send mail (account default from /etc/msmtprc)

Either request for a "Limit Increase: SES Sending Limits" so that your account moves out of the sandbox, so you no longer need to verify recipient addresses... or follow the steps below to make sendmail to send mail to your only verified email:

If you use msmtp:

v=foo@example.com # your AWS SES verified email
cat | /usr/bin/msmtp -i -- $v

I recommend msmtp since the revaliases is just:

# cat /etc/msmtp-aliases
default: foo@example.com

Though ssmtp has nicer logging. If you use ssmtp, change the binary:

cat | /usr/sbin/ssmtp -i -- $v

Also ssmtp weighs in at 5k SLOC whilst msmtp is 18k

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