Log-in mail

Emil Payne EHSPayne at angelwoodpines.org
Mon Jun 22 23:01:54 UTC 2009

Matthew Flaschen wrote:
> Emil Payne wrote:
>> Whenever I log into the main terminal (C-A-F1) as root, it tells me that 
>> I have mail.  I know how to read the mail, but it is a pain, especially 
>> as I don't log in very often.  Is there away to have it sent as email so 
>> I can read it with all my other emails?
> I assume by "sent as email" you mean sent to your offsite email (i.e.
> EHSPayne at angelwoodpines.org).  This is possible.  What is sending the
> email, cron?  If so, you can use cron's MAILTO variable.  See man
> crontab (http://www.ss64.com/osx/crontab.html).
> Matt Flaschen

Ok, I set the MAILTO in /etc/crontab.  Do I need to somehow reload that 
file, such as restarting the computer?  Or will it just check that file 
as is from now on?


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