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.
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.