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Xp_sendmail error


I am trying to use xp_sendmail to send out an email. Upon executing the procedure that contains the sendmail code i receive an error that says "xp_sendmail: Procedure expects parameter @user, which was not supplied." However after attempting to define the @user parameter an error stating "xp_sendmail: Invalid parameter '@user'" I believe the MS page tells me to leave the @user parameter off. How can i successfully and correctly send email from with a stored procedure using ms sql server 2005? Sample code attached
EXEC master.dbo.xp_sendmail 
    @message=N'some text.'

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xp_sendmail is the old sql mail from sql 2000. Database mail is for sql 2005 setup database mail and us sp_send_dbmail. The error you are getting usually refers to the SQL mail is not setup or running correctly you can try xp_stopmail and xp_startmail. The outlook profile has to be setup for sqlmail also. The error is not very good as there is no @user in xp_sendmail.


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