Fw: Postfix, Mutt And No Root Mail?

Hal Burgiss hal at burgiss.net
Sun Sep 2 15:42:50 UTC 2007

On Sun, Sep 02, 2007 at 12:28:37PM -0300, Derek Broughton wrote:
> > 
> > As a new Ubuntu user, one thing I noticed also is the lack of root
> > mail. Most of this comes from cron, I would bet. I also noticed that
> > my user crontab also generated no mail. I added a MAILTO=halb to that
> > one, which got mail back to where I was used to. You might try that
> > in /etc/crontab if you think the root mail you are missing is a result
> > of cron runs (I haven't tried that yet).
> There's no "root mail" in Ubuntu, by default, because there's no "mail" in
> Ubuntu - ie, it doesn't install even a local SMTP program.

I guess so. But even after installing and configuring postfix, mailx
and various other packages, there still is not the volume of root mail
that I have seen on other Linuxes (mostly Red Hat based, and which I
believe is cron related). I am not complaining. On desktops, its a
good thing IMO. On servers, probably not so good. Later.


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