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


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.