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Does user needs to be sysadmin on msdb dabase t send an email with attachment? I am asking this because we have an user user account which has sysadmin permission on msdb dabase which can execute email with attachment successfully. At the same time there is another user account which has just datbasemailuser permission on msd dabase which fails to send email with attachment. Can some one help? Thank you.  

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