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Send Test E-Mail (Database Mail)

Use the Send Test E-Mail from<instance_name> dialog box to send an e-mail message using the specified Database Mail profile. Only members of the sysadmin fixed server role can send test e-mail using this dialog box.

Database Mail Profile

Select a Database Mail profile from the list. This is a required field. If no profiles are shown, there are no profiles or you do not have permission to a profile. Use the Database Mail Configuration Wizard to create and configure profiles. If no profiles are listed, use the Database Mail Configuration Wizard to create a profile for your use.

To

The e-mail address of the message recipients. At least one recipient is required.

Subject

The subject line for the test e-mail. Change the default subject to better identify your email for troubleshooting.

Body

The body of the test e-mail. Change the default subject to better identify your email for troubleshooting.

The Database Mail Test E-Mail dialog box confirms that the test message that Database Mail attempted to send the message and provides the mailitem_id for the test e-mail message. Check with the recipient to determine if the e-mail arrived. Normally e-mail is received in a few minutes, but the e-mail can be delayed because of slow network performance, a backlog of messages at the mail server, or if the server is temporarily unavailable. Use the mailitem_id for troubleshooting.

Sent e-mail

The mailitem_id of the test e-mail message.

Troubleshoot

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