Knowledgebase: Microsoft Outlook
Why did SQL Mail stop working after I upgraded Microsoft Outlook or applied the Outlook security patch?
Posted by - NA - on 22 March 2006 08:17 AM
An Outlook 2000 E-Mail Security Update released in August 2001 prevents the spread of e-mail worms that propagate by sending themselves to everyone in your address book. The security patch detects when a non-Outlook program sends an e-mail and a dialog box with this message appears:
A program is trying to automatically send e-mail on your behalf. Do you want to allow this?
You must click Yes if you want to send the mail.

SQL Mail for SQL Server 6.5 and SQL Server 7.0 is treated as a non-Outlook program that is attempting to send mail. However, because SQL Mail is called in the SQL Server service, the dialog box is sent to the "virtual desktop" of the SQL Server service and does not appear on the server. Because no user interaction occurs, SQL Mail stops responding.

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