Saturday, August 12, 2017

How do you enable database mail in SQL Server 2016?

For security reasons this feature is turned off and you must enable it.

In a newly installed server if you run stored procedure in the context of msdb

EXEC sp_send_dbmail

You get the following message:

'Msg 15281, Level 16, State 1, Procedure sp_send_dbmail, Line 0 [Batch Start Line 9]
SQL Server blocked access to procedure 'dbo.sp_send_dbmail' of component 'Database Mail XPs'
because this component is turned off as part of the security configuration for this server.
A system administrator can enable the use of 'Database Mail XPs' by using sp_configure.
For more information about enabling 'Database Mail XPs', search for 'Database Mail XPs' in
SQL Server Books Online.


This is how you enable Database Mail extended Procedure:
sp_configure 'show advanced options', 1;
sp_configure 'Database Mail XPs', 1;



Now run this statement.

EXECUTE msdb.dbo.sysmail_help_status_sp

You get this response:


You will find the dbo.sp_send_dbmail stored procedure in the msdb database.


You will find all these objects in the msdb database in the Stored Procedures and Views nodes.


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