[CentOS] getting yum-cron to send a mail

Sun Mar 4 10:03:52 UTC 2012
Peter Eckel <lists at eckel-edv.de>

Hi Bob, 

it is set up in /etc/sysconfig/yum-cron (/etc/sysconfig generally is a good place to look for this kind of thing).

MAILTO is set to your desired mail address. I also set ERROR_LEVEL to 1 to get a mail when something was installed by yum-cron - the default setting will only send mail on error. 

Works like a charm, and there also is some amount of documentation about all the options in the file. 

Best regards,