Amazon SES Request Expired, it must be within 300secs/of server time.

While using Amazon Simple Email Service, sometimes we encounter this error message:


” AWS Error Code: RequestExpired, AWS Error Message: Request timestamp: Sun, 13 Mar 2011 06:10:27 GMT expired. It must be within 300 secs/ of server time.”

This error probably means that Amazon SES time differs from your system clock time. If you’re using the command-line tools then you may need to adjust your system clock to match Amazon SES’s clock, which is synchronized with UTC.

If you’re using a linux system try this:


[ ~]# yum install ntpdate
#  /usr/sbin/ntpdate




Now you can easily send emails using SES.