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SQL Server - Email Fails

Posted on 2016-09-04
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Dear All

I have created a New SP that is iterating (Cursor) a Project table and extracting the list of Email address, then sending the specific data to all the Project Email address.

This SP is scheduled in one of the Job to run on every Sunday morning while no other process is going on.

While Email are triggering, But not for all projects. What I mean is that out of 10 valid projects, 1 or two triggers and deliver to recipients but for all other fails.

I checked the Log File and observed the Error :
the mail could not be sent to the recipients because of the mail server failure. cannot send mails to mail server. (failure sending mail.).

Please suggest how may I fix the issue,

according to my analysis and doubt, it looks like that due to Looping, the mail server may gets exhausted, resulting in failure. If this is the case, how may I delay the Loop process OR how may I increase the time delay?

regards
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Barry Cunney earned 500 total points
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Hi musalman,
The following is how in T-SQL one does a 5 second wait
WAITFOR DELAY '00:00:05'

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Try and do some investigation on the mail server(look for relevant logs) to try and fully understand where the failure is and what exactly the failure is.
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by:ste5an
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How many mails are sent per execution?

This seems to be primarily a mail server failure, thus you should take a look at the mail server logs.
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by:musalman
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ste5an:
There are 3-7 email addresses per execution, so where ever less, might be getting success!

Barry Cunney:
I will first use the delay methof for 10 - 20 sec, if this works, then nothing to check, If still it misbehaves, I need to look into the logs,

However, I am not sure how to check the logs further in detail ...

Regards
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by:musalman
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Barry Cunney: :

After adding a Delay of 20 sec, it seems that all the Email status is appearing as Sent in the sysmail_allitems table.

Tomorrow. I will check with the recipients, and will revert back for any comments.

Thanks for the support.
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Sounds like an anti-spam delay on your mail server. Check the configuration, whether you can disable it for you SQL Servers IP.
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Thanks. Time delay worked !
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