DBMail was installed on a 2008 SQL Server platform. Profile, alerts and job monitoring were setup. Due to other environment problems - all alerts and job monitoring were disabled. We had other issues which would have sent 50-100 emails a day (I had a few hours of that).
Once these issues were resolved, alerts and job monitoring were re-enabled - then bounced the SQL Server agent. Sending a test DB mail failed (Error: 14641 - Database Mail is stopped). Running sysmail_help_status_sp showed the DBMail was stopped.
While researching (I decided not to run sysmail_start_sp initially), I noticed 2 job notification emails sent well after bouncing the SQL agent (two days later). Running sysmail_help_status_sp yielded the same - dbmail was still stopped.
My question - how is it that DBMail service appears stopped yet DBMails are generated? Comments / URLs are appreciated.