How to: Create Database Mail Private Profiles (Transact-SQL)

Use the Database Mail Configuration Wizard or the Database Mail stored procedures to create private Database Mail profiles for sending Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) mail. A private profile can be used by a user or by a role. Granting roles access to profiles creates a more easily maintained architecture.

To create a Database Mail profile using Transact-SQL

  1. Create one or more Database Mail accounts for the profile. For more information about creating Database Mail accounts, see How to: Create Database Mail Accounts (Transact-SQL)

  2. Execute the stored procedure msdb.dbo.sysmail_add_profile_sp to create the profile, specifying:

    • The name of the profile to create.

    • An optional description of the profile.

  3. For each account, execute msdb.dbo.sysmail_add_profileaccount_sp to add the account to the profile.

  4. For each database role or user that will send mail using this profile, grant access to the profile by executing msdb.sysmail_add_principalprofile_sp.


The following example creates a Database Mail account and a Database Mail profile. The example then adds the account to the profile and grants access to the profile to the DBMailUsers database role in the msdb database.

-- Create a Database Mail account
EXECUTE msdb.dbo.sysmail_add_account_sp
    @account_name = 'AdventureWorks2008R2 Administrator',
    @description = 'Mail account for administrative e-mail.',
    @email_address = '',
    @replyto_address = '',
    @display_name = 'AdventureWorks2008R2 Automated Mailer',
    @mailserver_name = '' ;

-- Create a Database Mail profile
EXECUTE msdb.dbo.sysmail_add_profile_sp
    @profile_name = 'AdventureWorks2008R2 Administrator Profile',
    @description = 'Profile used for administrative mail.' ;

-- Add the account to the profile
EXECUTE msdb.dbo.sysmail_add_profileaccount_sp
    @profile_name = 'AdventureWorks2008R2 Administrator Profile',
    @account_name = 'AdventureWorks2008R2 Administrator',
    @sequence_number =1 ;

-- Grant access to the profile to the DBMailUsers role
EXECUTE msdb.dbo.sysmail_add_principalprofile_sp
    @profile_name = 'AdventureWorks2008R2 Administrator Profile',
    @principal_name = 'ApplicationUser',
    @is_default = 1 ;