Contains one row for each attachment submitted to Database Mail. Use this view when you want information about Database Mail attachments. To review all e-mails processed by Database Mail use sysmail_allitems (Transact-SQL).
|Column name||Data type||Description|
|attachment_id||int||Identifier of the attachment.|
|mailitem_id||int||Identifier of the mail item that contained the attachment.|
|filename||nvarchar(520)||The file name of the attachment. When attach_query_result is 1 and query_attachment_filename is NULL, Database Mail creates an arbitrary filename.|
|filesize||int||The size of the attachment in bytes.|
|attachment||varbinary(max)||The content of the attachment.|
|last_mod_date||datetime||The date and time of the last modification of the row.|
|last_mod_user||sysname||The user who last modified the row.|
When troubleshooting Database Mail, use this view to see the properties of the attachments.
Attachments stored in the system tables can cause the msdb database to grow. Use sysmail_delete_mailitems_sp to delete mail items and their associated attachments. For more information, see Create a SQL Server Agent Job to Archive Database Mail Messages and Event Logs.
Granted to the sysadmin fixed server role and the DatabaseMailUserRole database role. When executed by a member of the sysadmin fixed server role, this view shows all attachments. All other users only see the attachments for messages that they submitted.