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xp_sendmail error in Insert Trigger

I am trying to use a Trigger to execute the xp_sendmail stored procedure so a notification message will be sent after a new record is inserted.  Here is the code I used to create the trigger:
CREATE TRIGGER [trgEmailGreg] ON [dbo].[tblRMR]
FOR INSERT

AS

exec xp_sendmail
@recipients = 'Brick, Greg',
@message = 'A new RMR has been submitted.  Please review and disposition as necessary',
@subject = 'New RMR submitted'

Every time I try to insert a record I get an error saying the xp_sendmail stored procedure cannot be found.
Why is this happening?
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PsychoDazey
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BillAn1Commented:
try qualifying it with the dbname :

CREATE TRIGGER [trgEmailGreg] ON [dbo].[tblRMR]
FOR INSERT

AS

exec master..xp_sendmail
@recipients = 'Brick, Greg',
@message = 'A new RMR has been submitted.  Please review and disposition as necessary',
@subject = 'New RMR submitted'
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PsychoDazeyAuthor Commented:
OK, now I get :
xp_sendmail failed with mail error 0x8004011d (# 18025)
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BillAn1Commented:
Have you set up your mail profile correctly?
check out here for info...
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/adminsql/ad_1_server_0r1w.asp
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arbertCommented:
This is my favorite SQL mail configuration link:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;263556&Product=sql2k


Also, kind of a bad idea to call sendmail from a trigger--it can be slow and even lock up (causing blocks/locks on your table).  Usually a better idea to use a queue table or a scheduled job that looks for add/change dates and email that way.

Brett
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tmpriceCommented:
like stated above, sending an email by a trigger isn't recommended.  If the email fails to send, for whatever reason, the transaction is rolled back.
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PsychoDazeyAuthor Commented:
I will keep that in mind....but if I can't get it to work it wont help anyways :-P
I have read both articles listed above and the mail profile I set up tests fine.  I just dont know why it wont run for me.
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tmpriceCommented:
I used an app called NetMailBot that is simply an executable that sends email based on parameters.   Used a sp to build the parameters and then execute the program.   then scheduled the sp to run every X minutes.
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arbertCommented:
"If the email fails to send, for whatever reason, the transaction is rolled back."

Rolls back if you're lucky--most usually locks up and blocks the table....

if you run xp_sendmail from query analyzer, do you get the same error?  Can you open the outlook client on the SQL Server and test sending an email (use the SQLAgent Account to signon when you do it).
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PsychoDazeyAuthor Commented:
Sorry, I was out of town for a few days.  
Yes arbert, I get the same error in query analyzer.
Yes, I can send and receive e-mail from that mail box on the server.
How would I create a job that runs this code rather than a trigger?  Is it the same syntax (minus the for insert)?
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PsychoDazeyAuthor Commented:
I found out it was an issue with the way the account was configured in Exchange.
Since BillAn1's comment eliminated the original error message I was getting, I gave him the points.

Thanks all.
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