Cron and mail

Nils Kassube kassube at
Thu Jan 15 05:54:09 UTC 2009

Michael Satterwhite wrote:
> 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?

By default there is no mail program installed, so if you didn't add one 
please install one of the packages "mailx" or "mailutils".


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