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Failed to start the SQL Mail Session

Posted on 2001-06-19
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I am running SQL Server 6.5 under Windows NT 4.0. I tried starting SQL Mail and got the following error:

Error:17952, Severity. 18, State: 1
Failed to start SQL Mail session
OS Error: 126, The specified module could not be found

How can this error be resolved?  I am fairly certain that SQL Mail was installed.  As a matter of fact, I don't even remember that being optional.
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by:ZhongYu
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Have you installed MS Outlook?

You must install Outlook and login to the NT server as the acount that SQL server and Executive are running, create a mail profile and test it. Then the SQL mail will work.

I must say that I do not like it.

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by:geowilli
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ZhongYu

I have not installed outlook.  I only have outlook express installed.  In any case, I will not be able to test your solution now since I am away from the server today.  Please bear with me until tomorrow when I will be able to respond to you and give you your points.
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One more thing, you must use the mail profile in the SQL mail.
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