SQL Server Agent and Database Mail – Better Together

This post is how to configure SQL Agent to use Database Mail for sending an email to an operator in the event a job fails. I was hoping that there was a single MSDN topic on how to do this, but no such luck. The steps are fairly straight forward, but I managed to get…


Using Live/Hotmail/MSN for SQL Server 2008 Database Mail

Over the weekend, I was playing around with trying to use my hotmail email account for SQL Server 2008 Database Mail. After searching, I found a promising post on the MSDN Forum under SQL Tools. In the forum posted, it was suggested that you need to use a premium account – this is not true….