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Re: [opensuse] How do I get system mail?
  • From: Bob Williams <linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 1 Jan 2010 11:50:19 +0000
  • Message-id: <201001011150.19204.linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Hi Per and Carlos,

Happy New Year :)

On Friday 01 Jan 2010 11:25:16 Carlos E. R. wrote:
On Friday, 2010-01-01 at 11:34 +0100, Per Jessen wrote:
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.

Hi Bob

you can either stop the cron job or set MAILTO=<blank> (in cron.d/xxxx)
to stop getting those mails. What is the purpose of the cron job?

My guess it is just a forgotten test job :-)

I run several rsnapshot backup jobs as root, but I think the culprit is:

test -x /usr/lib/cron/run-crons >/dev/null 2>&1

which checks scripts in cron.hourly, cron.daily etc. on the following

*/15 * * * *

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