database mail - segurity problems?

Good afternoon, I have a question, is it correct to configure the SQL Server Databasemail to send mail, this violates the security of our server ?, if it were the case that another solution is had.

This commented since I want to do it so that I get emails when there is an error in several JOB, either maintenance or sending reports or internal processes of the company.

Thanks for the help.
enrique_aeoAsked:
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Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
If you have the option to use a Exchange Server or equivalent then avoid using SQL Server database mail.
It's only one more thing to maintain for the DBAs and they aren't really the Experts on mails.
About the Security, if it's really well configured you shouldn't have issues but again, DBAs aren't really Experts in mails. Also, there must be a reason for this feature being disabled by default, meaning that when enabling it you should be know what are you doing and what to configure to keep it secure.
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Aneesh RetnakaranDatabase AdministratorCommented:
Just create another email address and configure the database email.  I don't see any security issues as long as you sent them to right people.
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HuaMin ChenSystem AnalystCommented:
Handling Email functionalities are the feature of SQL SERVER database. It doesn't violate security of server.

Other databases like Oracle, PostgreSQL, are also having such features.
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Aneesh RetnakaranDatabase AdministratorCommented:
>Also, there must be a reason for this feature being disabled by default, meaning that when enabling it you should be know what are you doing and what to configure to keep it secure

Configuring DB mail is not a security risk. DB mail is disabled by default, This way, if you don't need DB mail, you are reducing the surface area of your SQL server. If you need to use DB mail, you can enable and start using it.

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms175887(v=sql.105).aspx
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