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How to setup Amazon WorkMail

January 28, 2016 - Stefan Wieczorek # Amazon WorkMail, Google Apps, E-Mail Service

Introduction

Amazon WorkMail is a secure, managed business email and calendar service with support for existing desktop and mobile email clients. Amazon WorkMail gives users the ability to seamlessly access their email, contacts, and calendars using Microsoft Outlook, their web browser, or their native iOS and Android email applications.

Whether you are a new Amazon WorkMail user, you can get started with Amazon WorkMail by completing the following steps.

Step 1 - Setup your organization

Before we can create user accounts we need to create an organization.

1) Login into the AWS Management Console and click on WorkMail

Amazon WorkMail

2) Click the button Get started and select Quick Setup on the next page

Get Started

3) Enter your company name as Alias and click on the Create button

Enter company name

Step 2 - Add and verify your domain

1) Select your created organization and navigate to Domains on the left menu

Domains

2) Click on the button Add domain and enter your domain name

Enter Company Domain Name

3) Verify domain ownership by setting mx, txt and cname records

Verify Domain Ownership

Step 3 - Add user accounts

After successful verification we are now ready to create email accounts.

Click on Users on the left menu and click on Add user

On the next screen you will be asked to create users in your directory or to select users from a directory.

Select "Create a new user in your directory." and continue with the Create Button.

Add User

In the last step you enter a password for the user.

Add user step 2

You can now receive emails with any mail program you like e.g. Apple Mail. Make sure to select Exchange as account provider when adding a new account.