BUG: XP_SENDMAIL Fails to Send Mail to Personal Distribution List

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BUG #: 351475 (SHILOH_BUGS)
When you use the xp_sendmail system extended stored procedure to distribute mail to a personal distribution list, the process may fail with the following error message:
Server: Msg 18031, Level 16, State 1, Line 0xp_sendmail: could not resolve recipient					
The xp_sendmail system extended stored procedure may not be able to resolve a personal distribution list.
To work around the problem you can use either of these methods:

  • Use SQLAgentMail to distribute mail to personal distribution lists.-or-

  • Itemize the individual recipients of the personal distribution list in the @recipients parameter of the xp_sendmail system extended stored procedure.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in SQL Server 2000.


SQL Server 2000 Books Online: topics; "SQL Mail"; "Configuring Mail Profiles"; "How to set up SQLAgentMail"
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Article ID: 315666 - Last Review: 01/17/2015 05:19:11 - Revision: 3.2

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