As we all know how to send mail from SQL server using Database Mail. Here is a very simple trick, where we can set a DO NOT REPLY mail message to recipients, below are the steps,
First create a Mail Profile from Database Mail as VirendraTest

Click on your SQL Server Instance ->Management->DatabaseMail->Right Click and Select Configure Database Mail

It will open Database Mail Configuration Wizard, Click Next

Choose Set Up Database mail by performing the following tasks :, Then Next

If you are configuring database mail first time, it will show as …. Click on Yes.

Give Profile Name ( Here profile name is VirendraTest and click on SMTP’s Account ADD button, It will shows New Database Mail Account

Give here Account Name, Account Description, then set SMTP part,
Email Address – ( Non exist email account at your mail server)
Server Name – Your mail server’s SMPT IP or Name, Port – 25 ( or yours port)
SMTP Authentication – Anonymous
Then Click OK

Now Click on OK

Select your default profile

Click next, next & finish

You Can check your mail profile as

Select from msdb..sysmail_profile
Select from msdb..sysmail_profileaccount

Now your profile is created as VirendraTest.
Now you can send mail using sp_send_dbmail , sample code is below.
declare  @profile_name varchar(50)
       @profile_name ‘VirendraTest’— Your Prifile name
       @recipients   ‘’— Mail to whom you want to send
       @subject      ‘Test Mail !’— Mail Subject
‘Dear Virendra, This is a Test Mail.’— Mail Body part, 
=‘HTML’— Mail body format

All done, recipient will get mail from your database mail profile’s account’s configured email id, here its, if recipient will reply this mail, he will got bounce back mail/failure mail notification in his/her mail inbox.

Note : As per my knowing, its some how a bug, we can send a mail from anyone’s mail id or non exist mail id.

Lets enjoy SQL server mailing !

  1. Gyanehswar says:

    Good explanations!!

    I want to answer you last point added about Bug in email. See it’s not a bug while sending email to any one on behalf of someone through SQL server then receiving sever(email) like POP3 or IMAP could easily traced out such emails and drop into spam box of end user account even it can be blocked these emails by proper configuration at server level. Hope this does make sense.


  2. Dinesh says:

    Good One!!!


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