Category Archives: Database Mail

SQL 2016 Database Mail Issues

If you are planning on installing SQL Server 2016, take note that you need SP1 or .NET 3.5 for Database Mail. Database Mail is a very important and widely used part of SQL that allows us to send e-mail. I found this when mail could not be sent and the Database Mail log was empty after it was set up. It has also been noted that SP1 + CU1 can also break Database Mail again so be careful when applying Cumulative Updates.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3186435/fix-sql-server-2016-database-mail-does-not-work-on-a-computer-that-does-not-have-the-.net-framework-3.5-installed

https://connect.microsoft.com/SQLServer/feedback/details/2900323/sql-server-2016-database-mail-doesnt-work-without-net-3-5