Tuesday, March 24, 2015

SQL Server - Database Mail Configuration.

I recently had to setup Database Mail on dozens of SQL Server instances.   Rather than perform this tedious task using the SSMS GUI, I developed a script that saved me a lot of time which I'm sharing here.   
My needs were simple so I only needed a single SMTP account and profile.  I decided to make the profile the default public one so that all msdb users would use this profile unless a different sp_send_dbmail @profile value was explicitly specified.  You might want to extend this script if you need other accounts/profiles, such as separate ones for administrative alerts or user reports.

Setup Script

Below is the template script I used for my task.  The sysmail_add_account_sp @username and @password parameters might be required depending on your SMTP server authentication and you will of course need to customize the mail server name and addresses for your environment.
-- Enable Database Mail for this instance
EXECUTE sp_configure 'show advanced', 1;
EXECUTE sp_configure 'Database Mail XPs',1;

-- Create a Database Mail account
EXECUTE msdb.dbo.sysmail_add_account_sp
    @account_name = 'Primary Account',
    @description = 'Account used by all mail profiles.',
    @email_address = 'xyz@yahoo.com',
    @replyto_address = 'abc@gmail.com',
    @display_name = 'Database Mail',
    @mailserver_name = 'smtp.gmail.com';

-- Create a Database Mail profile
EXECUTE msdb.dbo.sysmail_add_profile_sp
    @profile_name = 'Default Public Profile',
    @description = 'Default public profile for all users';

-- Add the account to the profile
EXECUTE msdb.dbo.sysmail_add_profileaccount_sp
    @profile_name = 'Default Public Profile',
    @account_name = 'Primary Account',
    @sequence_number = 1;

-- Grant access to the profile to all msdb database users
EXECUTE msdb.dbo.sysmail_add_principalprofile_sp
    @profile_name = 'Default Public Profile',
    @principal_name = 'public',
    @is_default = 1;

--send a test email
EXECUTE msdb.dbo.sp_send_dbmail
    @subject = 'Test Database Mail Message',
    @recipients = 'xyz@yahoo.com',
    @query = 'SELECT @@SERVERNAME';

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