Originally posted by rnealejr
You can add a step in the job that uses xp_sendmail - passing the subject/body you want.
because the backup is a job it uses the SQL server agent mail system, which is different from SQL Mail. by setting up the operator to get a msg you are useing the SQL Sever Agent mail system, which is very limited. To get greater flexability you need to use SQL mail, and the only way to get access to that is to use the xp_sendmail procedure in connection with a DTS package.