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    Unanswered: Database Mail on SQL 2008 Cluster

    I've got one SQL 2008 64 bit cluster that is really crabby about Database Mail. It works after a fashion (the test email, etc) but many other things don't work (like using the Profile for notification of SQL Agent Job Failures).

    Any thoughts on which silly thing I might be doing today?

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    Being you, I suppose we can rule out a lot of the stupid things like different service accounts on different nodes of the cluster.

    Since some emails actually make it out, the firewall is exonerated.

    If you set up a job that is guaranteed to fail, can you see sp_send_mail get triggered in a Profiler trace? Perhaps it is swallowing some critical error somewhere along the way. Trace for that procedure starting (oh, heck. Ending as well), along with any errors. Once you have the procedure in the trace, you can try to match it up with any errors.

    Another thing to try would be to set up a vanilla job that simply sends out an email using sp_send_mail. I presume that will work, however.

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    No, when I said that I couldn't set a Profile to recieve mail, I truly meant that I couldn't set it... I don't even get that choice (any choice) via the GUI, even though everything I can see tells me that I should be able to choose it.

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    silly question. how are you logged into the machine? I am sorry I surgically removed my DBA brain. Felt better ever since.
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    It started working normally a little while ago. I wish I had some clue why it wouldn't work at first and what fixed it though.

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