troubleshooting Question

Unsent Emails In Database Mail Queue

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Microsoft SQL ServerMicrosoft SQL Server 2005
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I created a Database Mail profile and account and successfully sent an email using the Database Mail Configuration Wizard.  I then created a Database Mail profile and account using sysmail_add_profile_sp, sysmail_add_account_sp, and sysmail_add_profileaccount_sp.  All went well until I attempted to send an email using the new profile.  SQL Server didn't throw any errors, but the email just got stuck in the queue.  I now have a bunch of emails stuck in the queue.  I've checked the following values:

1. Surface Area Configuration is enabled for DB Mail
2. As a member of sysadmin, my account is a member of msdb.DatabaseMailUserRole.
3. I confirmed that database mail is started.
4. The view sysmail_event_log isn't showing any errors.

It sure looks like the second profile/account pair I created is buggy.  How do I purge the contents of the queue to start fresh?
James Murrell
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