How do I test my email settings?

I’ve set up AWS SES, I have my key pair, I’ve followed the little information there is on how to set it up in Ghost

“mail”: {

“transport”: “SMTP”,

“from”: “'email verified in ses”,

“options”: {

“host”: “”,

“port”: 465**,**

“service”: “SES”,

“auth”: {

“user”: “user key”,

“pass”: “pass key”




It’s not working.

When I click on About Ghost in my panel, it says “Update available! Ghost is currently unable to send email. See Configuration - Adapt your publication to suit your needs for instructions.”

I have ghost 5.x

Is there any way to see a verbose error message for outgoing emails? That way at least I could try to figure out what’s wrong.