Cron and mail

Jonas Norlander jonorland at
Wed Jan 14 23:52:12 UTC 2009

2009/1/14 Michael Satterwhite <michael at>:
> I've got a problem with the interaction between cron and mail.
> I recently had to load a new computer with Hardy. I restarted my cron jobs,
> which have a MAILTO command at the top of them. On my old machine, I received
> a daily email showing me the status of these runs. Since the reload, no email
> messages have been received. Would someone be so kind as to give me some
> ideas on how to fix this?

Perhaps a problem with your MTA. Check your /var/log/mail.* files for clues.

/ Jonas

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