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Surface Area Configuration for Features (Database Mail) - Database Engine

SQL Server 2005

Database Mail is a new component for sending e-mail messages from the Database Engine using SMTP. Enable Database Mail stored procedures only if you plan to configure and use Database Mail.

Disabling Database Mail prevents the Database Mail program from starting, but if Database Mail is running when the option is changed, Database Mail continues to run and process mail (without query or attachments) until it completes sending mail and is idle for the time configured using the DatabaseMailExeMinimumLifeTime option.

Enable Database Mail stored procedures

If checked, the extended stored procedures that support Database Mail are enabled. To use Database Mail, you must configure it. For more information, see Database Mail in Microsoft SQL Server Books Online.

For more information about configuring SQL Server options, see sp_configure (Transact-SQL) in SQL Server Books Online.

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