I'm running SQL Server 2000 (with Reporting Services) on a 2003 box.

All I want is to be notified of job failures.

I've installed Outlook 2000 and configured SQL Server Agent to send an email, added a contact etc.

When I click 'Test' it tells me the test completed succesfully, yet I don't receive a mail. If I open outlook and send a mail (to the same address) it arrives about 5 seconds later.

Additionally, Enterprise Manager seems to die with alarming frequency. Never happened before so I have to assume it's tied in with this email malarky.

I've scoured the web for instructions but nothing I've tried works. Not sure what to try next really.

Many thanks for any help.