sysmail_delete_account_sp (Transact-SQL)

Applies to: SQL Server Azure SQL Managed Instance

Deletes a Database Mail SMTP account. You can also use the Database Mail Configuration Wizard to delete an account.

Transact-SQL syntax conventions


sysmail_delete_account_sp { [ @account_id = ] account_id | [ @account_name = ] 'account_name' }   


[ @account_id = ] account_id The ID number of the account to delete. account_id is int, with no default. Either account_id or account_name must be specified.

[ @account_name = ] 'account_name' The name of the account to delete. account_name is sysname, with no default. Either account_id or account_name must be specified.

Return Code Values

0 (success) or 1 (failure)

Result Sets



This procedure deletes the account specified, regardless of whether the account is in use by a profile. A profile that contains no accounts cannot successfully send e-mail.

The stored procedure sysmail_delete_account_sp is in the msdb database and is owned by the dbo schema. The procedure must be executed with a three-part name if the current database is not msdb.


Execute permissions for this procedure default to members of the sysadmin fixed server role.


The following example shows deleting the Database Mail account named AdventureWorks Administrator.

EXECUTE msdb.dbo.sysmail_delete_account_sp  
    @account_name = 'AdventureWorks Administrator' ;  

See Also

Database Mail
Create a Database Mail Account
Database Mail Configuration Objects
sysmail_add_account_sp (Transact-SQL)
sysmail_delete_profile_sp (Transact-SQL)
sysmail_delete_profileaccount_sp (Transact-SQL)
sysmail_help_account_sp (Transact-SQL)
sysmail_help_profile_sp (Transact-SQL)
sysmail_help_profileaccount_sp (Transact-SQL)
sysmail_update_profileaccount_sp (Transact-SQL)