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 = '',

    @replyto_address = '',

    @display_name = 'Database Mail',

    @mailserver_name = '';


-- 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 = '',

    @query = 'SELECT @@SERVERNAME';