To send email, use cfmail tag making sure you set asyc=false (see below). Not setting this flag to false may result in undelivered email because mail may still exist in Lucee spooler (Lucee tasks) when your task runner exits.
Connecting to SMTP Services Using SSL or TLS
If you cannot connect to a SMTP server that requires SSL or TLS, like Amazon SES, one workaround is to install a local SMTP server and configure it as a relay to your SMTP server. This has been done successfully on Windows servers using hMailServer (free, opensource), which is fairly easy to install and configure as an SMTP relay.