setting a cron job

Jamie Griffin jpg at
Sun Mar 9 23:59:57 UTC 2008


I also wanted to ask how i can set a cron job to poll mail at, say, 5 minute intervals. 

I found an article which says to use 'crontab -e' and add an appropriate line to a text file. However, when i tried this i had a strange error message so aborted the process. I wasn't sure if the given method was for another linux distribution or not. 

does anyone know the best way to do this? 

Thanks in advance, Jamie 

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