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A Script A Day - Day 2 - Database Mail Troubleshooting

Today's script is a collection of simple queries I have saved for a time when I need to troubleshoot database mail problems.



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      Summary:                      Database Mail Troubleshooting
      SQL Server Versions:          2005 onwards
      Written by:                   Chris McGowan
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-- Set database context
USE msdb
GO

-- Declare and set @dteDate variable
DECLARE @dteDate DATETIME
SET @dteDate = '20100714'

-- Check the event log records
SELECT *
FROM msdb.dbo.sysmail_event_log
WHERE log_date > @dteDate;

-- Check if mail is being sent
SELECT *
FROM msdb.dbo.sysmail_allitems
WHERE send_request_date > @dteDate

-- Check the mail queue state
EXEC msdb.dbo.sysmail_help_queue_sp @queue_type = 'Mail' ;
GO

-- Check if the service broker is enabled
SELECT is_broker_enabled
FROM sys.databases
WHERE name = 'msdb';
GO

-- Start database mail
EXECUTE msdb.dbo.sysmail_start_sp;
GO

-- Check the members of the DatabaseMailUserRole role
EXEC msdb.sys.sp_helprolemember 'DatabaseMailUserRole';
GO

-- Check associations between Database Mail profiles and database principals
EXEC msdb.dbo.sysmail_help_principalprofile_sp;
GO

-- Check which accounts are sending mail
SELECT sent_account_id, sent_date
FROM msdb.dbo.sysmail_sentitems;
GO

-- Enable database mail
EXEC sp_configure 'Database Mail XPs', 1
GO
-- Caution causes the buffer cache to be flushed!!!
RECONFIGURE WITH OVERRIDE
GO



Enjoy!


Chris

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