Found this fun error today.
Msg 14641, Level 16, State 1, Procedure sp_send_dbmail, Line 81
Mail not queued. Database Mail is stopped. Use sysmail_start_sp to start Database Mail.
I first tried starting Database mail with this command:
Database mail was started so I kicked off my job again and received the Msg 14641. I executed the status command and noticed Database Mail was stopped again.
Odd. After some digging I found this command in the sqlservercentral.com forum and it worked.
--First start databse mail again EXEC msdb.dbo.sysmail_start_sp; SET NOCOUNT ON DECLARE @ch uniqueidentifier; DECLARE @message_type nvarchar(256); DECLARE @message_body nvarchar(max); DECLARE @ctr bigint; DECLARE @ctr2 bigint; WHILE (1=1) BEGIN RECEIVE @ch = CONVERSATION_HANDLE, @message_type = message_type_name FROM ExternalMailQueue SET @ctr2 = @ctr2 + 1 SET @ctr = (SELECT COUNT(*) FROM ExternalMailQueue) IF @ctr = 0 BREAK END
This will loop through the ExternalMailQueue using the RECEIVE command and clears out the messages in the queue. It seems I had some messages backed up in the mail queue causing Database Mail to crash.