start mail session

(Windows only) start mail session enables and disables the automatic initiation of an SAP ASE mail session when you start SAP ASE.

Summary Information

Default value

0 (off)

Valid values

0 (off), 1 (on)



Display level


Required role

System administrator

Configuration group

Extended Stored Procedure

A value of 1 configures SAP ASE to start a mail session the next time SAP ASE is started. A value of 0 configures SAP ASE not to start a mail session at the next restart.

If start mail session is 0, you can start an SAP ASE mail session explicitly, using the xp_startmail system ESP.

Before setting start mail session, you must prepare your Windows system by creating a mailbox and mail profile for SAP ASE. Then create an SAP ASE account for Sybmail. See the Configuration Guide for Windows.