We asked one of our admins to enable Database Mail on one of our SQL servers so we could have the database send us an end of week report. His response was that he was concerned that it would consume too many resources on the server.
Now, we are only sending 1 email per week so it would seem unlikely it consumes any material amount of resources to send one email but I suppose he has a valid concern that maybe Database Mail reserves a minimum amount of resources just being enabled. I can't find any MS articles indicating whether or not Database Mail consumes many resources just being enabled. If anyone has any experience with this, your feedback is appreciated.