Configure SQL Server Agent Mail to Use Database Mail

Applies to: yesSQL Server (all supported versions)

This topic describes how to configure SQL Server Agent to use Database Mail to send notification and alerts in SQL Server by using SQL Server Management Studio. For information on how to enable and configure Database Mail, see Configure Database Mail. For an example using Transact-SQL, see Create a Database Mail Profile.

Before You Begin


SQL Agent on Managed Instance is always configured to use Database Mail, so this content is not applicable on Managed Instance. In Managed Instance you need to have a profile that must be called AzureManagedInstance_dbmail_profile in order to bind SQL Agent with Database Mail.




The user creating the profiles accounts and executing stored procedures should be a member of the sysadmin fixed server role.

Using SQL Server Management Studio

To configure SQL Server Agent to use Database Mail

  • In Object Explorer, expand a SQL Server instance.

  • Right-click SQL Server Agent, and then click Properties.

  • Click Alert System.

  • Select Enable Mail Profile.

  • In the Mail system list, select Database Mail.

  • In the Mail profile list, select a mail profile for Database Mail.

  • Restart SQL Server Agent .

Follow-up Tasks

The following tasks are necessary to complete the configuration of Agent to send alerts and notifications.

  • Alerts

    Alerts can be configured to notify an operator of a particular database event or operating system condition.

  • Operators

    Operators are aliases for people or groups that can receive electronic notification