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Knowledge Base article #281293 says:

The SQL Mail feature of SQL Server 2000 does not work if Microsoft Outlook 2000 is not installed on the server that functions as the mail client.

We don't have a copy of Outlook 2000 laying around, but we do have 2003. Will SQL Mail work with Outlook 2003 as its MAPI provider instead of Outlook 2000?

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Yes, we currently have that setup in production.

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Thanks for the confirmation! –  magnifico Jul 1 '09 at 19:26
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Yes. Per Microsoft

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/897349

In Microsoft SQL Server 2000, you can configure SQL Mail or SQL Agent Mail to use an Internet mail protocol such as Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) or Post Office Protocol 3 (POP3). However, Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 must be running on the computer that is running SQL Server for you to send and receive e-mail messages. This article describes how to configure SQL Mail to use an Internet mail server by using Outlook 2003.

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Good Info, thanks –  magnifico Jul 1 '09 at 19:27
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