How to stop a cron job sending email

Johann Spies jspies at
Fri Oct 31 13:23:04 UTC 2008

On Fri, Oct 31, 2008 at 11:29:07PM +1100, Erik Christiansen wrote:

> Hopefully it gives you peace from the recurrent emails long enough to
> also consider Karl's very pertinent question. It's difficult to imagine
> that there isn't a cleaner way to solve the underlying problem which the
> crontab appears to be whumping with a steam-hammer.

There is not realy an underlying problem. The only problem is the
messages every 5 minutes that there was no email or 5 emails have been
dowloaded or something like that.

As I said, the same configuration worked on Debian without a problem -
for several years.

Johann Spies          Telefoon: 021-808 4036
Informasietegnologie, Universiteit van Stellenbosch

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