Sending email from SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)

Sending an email is a frequent requirement to notify a user on the occurrence of certain events, especially if an unexpected event happens (for example sending notification on failure that could be either logical or physical). SSIS provides a built-in "Send Mail Task" to send email in these circumstances. The Send Mail Task is quite simple and straight forward in its configuration and use, but it has some inherent limitations for example, first it supports only sending plain text email (doesn’t support HTML formatted mail) and second it doesn’t support passing username and password while connecting to SMTP server (it only supports Windows authentication i.e. none windows authentication is not allowed) nor does it support specifying a SMTP port number to send emails if your SMTP server does not use the default value.


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