We are considering upgrading our SQL Server, which is currently running 2005. We use SQLMail heavily in the organization, both to send e-mails and to import some into a database.
I've read on various places that SQLMail was deprecated and superseded by "Database Mail".
I'm confused because this MS page: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb402904.aspx seems to imply that it would still work?
I understand the dangers of SQLMail but we do not have the resources to rewrite the scripts right now and would prefer to do it later on.
Does SQLMail still work in 2012, and if not, how easy is it to replace with Database Mail, both for reading and sending e-mails?