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Re: [opensuse] How do I get system mail?
  • From: Bob Williams <linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 1 Jan 2010 02:15:44 +0000
  • Message-id: <201001010215.44255.linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Hi Carlos,

Thank you. Just finished our New Year's Eve party, so off to bed. Brain has
gone offline ;) I'll be back tomorrow. :)

See below...

On Thursday 31 Dec 2009 20:41:43 Carlos E. R. wrote:
On 2009-12-31 18:55, Bob Williams wrote:
On Wednesday 30 Dec 2009 15:21:16 Bob Williams wrote:

Ouch! Now I'm getting a test message from cron once a minute. My inbox is
overflowing! :( I'm sure this didn't happen on previous installations,
when I've opted to receive system mail. I can't find anything in the
postfix file to help me adjust this behaviour.

No, the adjustement has to be in cron. Or rather the precise job that
generates those emails. Can you post a sample? If it is big, put it on

Return-Path: <root@xxxxxxxxxxx>
X-Original-To: root
Delivered-To: root@xxxxxxxxxxx
Received: by linux.local (Postfix, from userid 0)
id E8F035EF8A; Fri, 1 Jan 2010 02:09:01 +0000 (GMT)
From: root@xxxxxxxxxxx
To: root@xxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Cron <root@barrowhillfarm> echo test
X-Cron-Env: <SHELL=/bin/sh>
X-Cron-Env: <HOME=/root>
X-Cron-Env: <PATH=/usr/bin:/bin>
X-Cron-Env: <LOGNAME=root>
X-Cron-Env: <USER=root>
Message-Id: <20100101020901.E8F035EF8A@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 1 Jan 2010 02:09:01 +0000 (GMT)
Status: R
X-Status: N


As a matter of interest, when I tick the box to receive system mail at
installation time, which parameter in which file actually gets changed?


Thank you.

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