Error message when sending first campaign

I tried to send my first campaign but noticed an error message
so I was wondering if I need to configure an SMTP server as this article suggests

I am installing phplist in a VPS with Plesk control panel so I thought that it would use
the default sendmail configuration in PHP

Hi alenguav,

Could you test the default php mail function?

<?php $msg = "test line"; mail("","Subject",$msg); ?>

Kind regards

I followed the indications from this URL

to configure an external SMTP with the following parameters
define(‘PHPMAILERHOST’, ‘’);
$phpmailer_smtpuser = ‘xxxxx’;
$phpmailer_smtppassword = ‘yyyyyy’;

however I am still receiving the following error messages

@alenguav The phplist event log record identifies an email address that must be verified with SES before you can use it.

That is explained at Verified identities in Amazon SES - Amazon Simple Email Service

I presume you set up smtp like described here:

Was this connection succesfull:
telnet 465
Then you can test your connection as described here:
Testing your connection to the Amazon SES SMTP interface using the command line - Amazon Simple Email Service

If that works it should work in phpList

Duncanc was faster ;- )

Got tired of trying to configure Amazon SES and configured SMT2GO in less than 1 minute.
Will try to make the configuration Amazon SES again the during the weekend.