I would like to say that as i want to configure multiple database mail in single account name in sql server 2012.

This is SQL-Cluster-DB , so as per direction from head, If any sql job will fail , then notification should be myself (i,e; DBA) as well as System Administrator.

For single account name , a single email id is working properly. when i am going to change 'Outgoing mail server (SMTP)' with one mail id to two mail id like this way:

Outgoing mail server (SMTP)
Email address : first mail id; second mail id
display name : MS SQL Server 2012 Backup notification
reply e-mail : first mail id; second mail id
Server name : (My company mail server)                    Port NO:(my company smtp mail port no)

After configuration of multiple mail id in email address , i am getting this error

The mail could not be sent to the recipients because of the mail server failure. (Sending Mail using Account 1 (2015-12-02T10:36:37). Exception Message: Cannot send mails to mail server. (The specified string is not in the form required for an e-mail address.). )

when i am remove one email id from email address as well as reply e-mail of SMTP require configuration , then test mail is working properly.

My Question is like that: 1) Is it possible to configure multiple emailid alert notification in a single account ) Again required 'second account name' for second email alert notification.

My Working environment of SQL server 2012 is like that :

1) windows server 2012 R2
1) Microsoft SQL Server Standard (64-bit)
3)SQL Server is in Cluster Environment (that's why multiple sql alerts notification required)
4)System is in Domain environment.
5)It's Online Server

Any suggestion or help will be appreciated.

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    you need to create an email account with single email id then Create OPERATOR and add email ids to that operator as many as you want.
    – AA.SC
    Dec 2, 2015 at 13:02
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    @AA.SC,As your instruction, i have created single an email account in SMTP, Also created Operator (like "SQL Job Failure") . And "SQL Job Failure" Operator email name , i have given multiple email id. But still getting same error. Dec 3, 2015 at 6:26
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    @AA.SC, Is there required any distribution list within mailing list. Dec 3, 2015 at 6:34
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    did you verified your profile by sending test emails? If yes and its working fine then follow steps to create operator mentioned in answer.
    – AA.SC
    Dec 3, 2015 at 7:18
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    @AA.SC, Yes i did verified with sending test email. For Single email it's working properly. Dec 3, 2015 at 7:21

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Create Database Email operator

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One More step enable Sql Server Agent properties for notifying alerts and restart agent once these properties are settled.

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