how to change daily cron emails to go to user account instead of root
luzar722 at gmail.com
Sun Aug 30 12:29:27 UTC 2015
Руслан Бурханов wrote:
> man cron
> -m mailto
> Overrides the default recipient for cron mail. Each
> without MAILTO explicitly set will send mail to the
> mailto mail‐
> box. Sending mail will be disabled by default if mailto
> set to a
> null string, usually specified in a shell as '' or "".
> So you just can add this option on cron flags from rc.conf, like:
> cron_flags="-m 'root at mymail.com <mailto:root at mymail.com>'"
> and restart cron daemon.
This method seemed the simplest so I gave it a try.
The host has a user account called bob. I want all cron email to go to
bob and not root.
I use postfix and sendmail is disabled.
I put cron_flags="-m bob" in /etc/rc.conf and rebooted the host.
Next morning the daily cron email still went to root.
1. Is there a way to scan rc.conf to verify all the included options are
valid and accepted?
2. Since root and bob are on the same host is @mydomain really required?
3. Any ideas why it did not work and no errors were generated?
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