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Can you help me with my software licensing issue?

I was reading a topic in a book regarding sending database mail in sql server. But I found that in express edition DatabaseMails is not available.

So I started googling and found the link to enable database mail in sql server express edition.

http://weblogs.sqlteam.com/mladenp/archive/2007/07/01/60245.aspx

In this article it was written "Now the only problem with this is that you have to get those 3 files from either standard or enterprise edition of SQL Server". Would this terminate license agreement of Sql Server express edition or it can be used in production without terminating license.

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You need to consult your license to find out. These vary from country to country, so there's no one answer. –  SmallClanger Feb 10 '12 at 10:01
    
If you read the EULA I"m sure that it states that modifying, reverse engineering, etc., etc. is a violation of the EULA. –  joeqwerty Feb 10 '12 at 11:03
    
Besdes the EULA problem - DatabaseMail is a bad approahc to sending mails to start with. So you breach the law for having a bar architecture? OUCH. –  TomTom Feb 10 '12 at 11:19
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If you don't have a license for standard or enterprise then using the dlls from it is a breach of copyright in pretty much any country. Your express licence gives you no right to them whatsoever.

It is only if you do have licence to use standard/enterprise but want to use express for some other reason then you need to check the terms of that licence.

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