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sysmail_help_account_sp (Transact-SQL)

Lists information (except passwords) about Database Mail accounts.

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sysmail_help_account_sp [ [ @account_id = ] account_id | [ @account_name = ] 'account_name' ]
[ @account_id = ] account_id

The account ID of the account to list information for. account_id is int, with a default of NULL.

[ @account_name = ] 'account_name'

The name of the account to list information for. account_name is sysname, with a default of NULL.

0 (success) or 1 (failure)

Returns a result set containing the columns listed below.

Column name

Data type

Description

account_id

int

The ID of the account.

name

sysname

The name of the account.

description

nvarchar(256)

The description for the account.

email_address

nvarchar(128)

The e-mail address to send messages from.

display_name

nvarchar(128)

The display name for the account.

replyto_address

nvarchar(128)

The address where replies to messages from this account are sent.

servertype

sysname

The type of e-mail server for the account.

servername

sysname

The name of the e-mail server for the account.

port

int

The port number of the e-mail server uses.

username

nvarchar(128)

The user name to use to sign in to the e-mail server, if the e-mail server uses authentication. When username is NULL, Database Mail does not use authentication for this account.

use_default_credentials

bit

Specifies whether to send the mail to the SMTP server using the credentials of the SQL Server Database Engine. use_default_credentials is bit, with no default. When this parameter is 1, Database Mail uses the credentials of the SQL Server Database Engine service. When this parameter is 0, Database Mail uses the @username and @password for authentication on the SMTP server. If @username and @password are NULL, then Database Mail uses anonymous authentication. Consult you SMTP administrator before specifying this parameter.

enable_ssl

bit

Specifies whether Database Mail encrypts communication using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). Use this option if SSL is required on your SMTP server. enable_ssl is bit, with no default. 1 indicates Database Mail encrypts communication using SSL. 0 indicates Database Mail sends the mail without SSL encryption.

When no account_id or account_name is provided, sysmail_help_account lists information on all Database Mail accounts in the Microsoft SQL Server instance.

The stored procedure sysmail_help_account_sp is in the msdb database and is owned by the dbo schema. The procedure must be executed with a three-part name if the current database is not msdb.

Execute permissions for this procedure default to members of the sysadmin fixed server role.

A. Listing the information for all accounts

The following example shows listing the account information for all accounts in the instance.

EXECUTE msdb.dbo.sysmail_help_account_sp ;

Here is a sample result set, edited for line length:

account_id  name                         description                             email_address             display_name                     replyto_address servertype servername                port        username use_default_credentials enable_ssl
----------- ---------------------------- --------------------------------------- ------------------------- -------------------------------- --------------- ---------- ------------------------- ----------- -------- ----------------------- ----------
148         AdventureWorks Administrator Mail account for administrative e-mail. dba@Adventure-Works.com   AdventureWorks Automated Mailer  NULL            SMTP       smtp.Adventure-Works.com  25          NULL 0                          0      
149         Audit Account                Account for audit e-mail.               audit@Adventure-Works.com Automated Mailer (Audit)         NULL            SMTP       smtp.Adventure-Works.com  25          NULL 0                          0      

B. Listing the information for a specific account

The following example shows listing the account information for the account named AdventureWorks Administrator.

EXECUTE msdb.dbo.sysmail_help_account_sp
    @account_name = 'AdventureWorks Administrator' ;

Here is a sample result set, edited for line length:

account_id  name                         description                             email_address             display_name                     replyto_address servertype servername                port        username use_default_credentials enable_ssl
----------- ---------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------ ------------------------- ---------------- ---------- ------------------------- ----------- -------- ----------------------- ----------
148         AdventureWorks Administrator Mail account for administrative e-mail. dba@Adventure-Works.com   AdventureWorks Automated Mailer  NULL            SMTP       smtp.Adventure-Works.com  25          NULL     0                       0     
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