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How to check the attachment size limit in SQL Database Mail

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Overview of Database Mail

Are you looking for the quickest and most efficient way to check the attachment size limits in your SQL Database Mail? Database Mail is a powerful and easy-to-use tool that allows users to send and receive emails from a SQL Server instance. This article will cover the various ways to check the attachment size limits for your Database Mail system and provide step-by-step instructions on how to do so. We’ll also discuss the different tools and stored procedures you can use to send messages with attachments through Database Mail. Read on to learn more about checking the attachment size limit in your SQL Database Mail!

In this tutorial, we’ll explain how to check the attachment size limit in SQL Database Mail. Specifically, we’ll cover the following topics:

• Using T-SQL to Check the Attachment Size Limit
• Viewing the Attachment Size Limit in SSMS
• Changing the Attachment Size Limit

Before we begin, it’s important to note that the attachment size limit can only be changed by an admin with the appropriate permissions.

Using T-SQL to Check the Attachment Size Limit

To view the attachment size limit, you can issue the following T-SQL query in a SQL query window:


The query will return the value of the max_filesize_mb column. This value represents the attachment size limit in megabytes. The default is 1,000,000 bytes which is 1MB.

Viewing the Attachment Size Limit in SSMS

The attachment size limit can also be viewed from within the SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) user interface. To do this, first open SSMS and connect to the server.

Next, navigate to the Management > Database Mail folder, and then open the Accounts folder. In the Accounts folder, select the Database Mail account for which you want to view the size limit.

On the Properties page, scroll down to the bottom and you’ll see the Maximum Attachment Size field, which displays the size limit of the selected Database Mail account in megabytes.

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Changing the Attachment Size Limit

To change the attachment size limit, an admin can issue an ALTER statement in the SQL query window:

where is the new attachment size limit in megabytes.

Once this statement is executed, the new attachment size limit will be applied to all Database Mail accounts.

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