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The Microsoft SQL Server Books Online documentation refers to an option that may be chosen in the SQL Enterprise Manager to autostart SQL Mail. This option does not exist in the SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Manager. SQL Server 2000 automatically starts a SQL Mail session with the specified profile.
The sections of SQL Server 2000 Books Online in which this option is mentioned are:
Configuring SQL Mail
SQL Mail must run using a mail profile created in the same domain account that is used to start an instance of Microsoft® SQL Server™. Under the Support Services folder in SQL Server Enterprise Manager, you can see a graphical depiction of the SQL Mail Service and determine if the service is running. You can start SQL Mail automatically by clicking Autostart SQL Mail when SQL Server Starts on the General tab of the SQL Mail Configuration dialog box. After SQL Mail starts, you can use the stored procedures to send and receive mail.
SQL Mail Configuration (General Tab)
Use this tab to view or specify the following options.
Specify a valid MAPI profile name that has been configured and tested for the Microsoft® SQL Server™ service startup account. SQL Mail only supports extended MAPI. Test Start and stop a MAPI session on an instance of SQL Server using the specified profile. Autostart SQL Mail when SQL Server starts Automatically start SQL Mail when SQL Server starts. This feature is available only in Microsoft Windows NT® 4.0 and Microsoft Windows® 2000.