Question:

What is the best way for notifications related to an account to have the messages sent to other email addresses besides root?



Answer:

The root email address will always receive all notification types.  However, a copy the notification can automatically be sent to other emails. On the [My Account] menu within the AWS console, scroll down to the "Alternate Contacts" section.


 The available alternate contact types are Billing, Operations, and Security. 


  • Billing - a Billing alternate contact receives notifications of finalized AWS bills
  • Operations - receive notifications regarding the notifications related to end of life of EC2 instances, upgrades, AWS marketplace purchases
  • Security - copies of relevant notifications regarding the account's security.