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Database mail not working from #SQL server (fixed)


Database mail allows you send email from SQL server, which is handy to report the status of jobs. It’s easy to set up, if you expand  Management, select Configure Database Mail, to set your SMTP credentials. Then press send Test Email to check it works.

If it doesn’t work, then, here was a issue I ran in to; if you run

EXEC msdb.dbo.sysmail_help_queue_sp

And both queues are marked as INACTIVE, then you may be missing .NET 3.5 from your server,


You can add .NET 3.5 via server managment, Add Roles and Features Wizard.

You may need to restart your SQL server service after installation.

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